Good Scientific Practice: Protecting Research Integrity

Dr. Michael Gommel

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 and Thursday, 21 October 2021 | 9.30am – 4.15pm | ONLINE


The major objective of the workshop “Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity” is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research in all its stages, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines. The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn how misconduct can be recognized and prevented, and how it should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of science and receive advice on how to protect their scientific work. They are encouraged to speak with colleagues and the appropriate institutions about mistakes and problems.

The content of the workshop follows the curriculum “Good scientific practice” which was commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the German Research Ombudsman:

  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
  • Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
  • Data and source management
  • Authorship and the process of publication
  • Supervision as a tool for fostering good scientific practice
  • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
  • Responsibility and accountability in science
  • Local, national and international guidelines and regulations on good scientific practice and scientific misconduct

The online workshop encourages the active involvement of the participants and features case discussions, single person working sessions, exercises, plenary discussion, and information input. Additional material and other resources will be provided after the workshop.

For online workshops, a headset and a slightly raised camera will give you the best results. Loudspeakers and a built-in microphone will also do. For better audio results, only the speaker’s microphone will be unmuted. A LAN cable is advisable, and a reasonably fast internet connection is necessary. Chrome is a good browser for most meeting applications, but Safari and Firefox should also work.

To log on to the meeting, you will be provided with a link, a meeting number and a password. There will be a short introduction into the meeting tool if necessary.

Teilnehmerzahl und Teilnahmevoraussetzungen
Maximal 16 Teilnehmer*innen

Per Mail an gutuni-trierde unter Angabe von Vor- und Nachname sowie Promotionsfach
(Register by Friday, 15 October 2021)

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