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Graduate Academy of Heidelberg University

Academic and Professional Development

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1st Floor, Room 135
69117 Heidelberg

Dr. Berenike Schröder

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Guidelines

Heidelberg University

Safeguarding of good academic practice

 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Memorandum on safeguarding good scientific practice [PDF]

 
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Good Scientific Practice

Recent spectacular cases of scientific misconduct have demonstrated that correct and ethical research practices cannot be taken for granted. Therefore, teaching the requirements and guidelines of good scientific practice is an integral part of scientific education. Students receive the foundations of good scientific practice during their university coursework; however, as doctoral students, their research becomes increasingly independent and complex, giving rise to greater questions about the “proper” way of dealing with research subjects and results.

In order to meet this demand, the Graduate Academy offers an introductory course on this topic (on a rotating basis in English and German) as well as additional workshops (in the summer semester) that expand on individual aspects.

"Good Scientific Practice" (GSP) in Winter 2017/2018
 

Registration for the new course programme will open on 15 September 2017!
 

Publishing Papers in the Natural Sciences

Tutor: Dr. Philipp Mayer
Date:    Thursday, 23-11-2017, 9 am - 5 pm
Location:    Seminarzentrum D 2, Raum 3, Bergheimer Straße 58, Eingang Fehrentzstraße
Description:

Publishing papers in academic journals is a demanding task that is at times rewarding and at times frustrating. As publishing is a prerequisite for a career in science, it is important to approach the topic strategically.

The objectives of this course are: (1) to understand the publication process in peer-reviewed journals, (2) to learn about ethical standards and legal regulations, and (3) to develop individual publishing strategies.

Programme

  • the peer review system: stakeholders and processes
  • criteria for journal selection (e.g. journal reputation, decision time, rejection rate)
  • how to write a cover letter
  • what editors want
  • what reviewers do
  • what to do in case of rejection
  • authorship
  • ethical obligations
  • copyright issues

Short lectures provide information and tips; extended exercises help to develop individual strategies. Participants will gather and share their experiences. They will progress during the course with their own PhD projects.

Participants:       max. 12
Fee: 15 Euro

 

Registration

 

 

Good Scientific Practice: Introduction

Tutor: Dr. Sita Schanne
Date: Monday, 05-03-2018, 9 am - 4 pm
Location:       Seminarzentrum D 2, Raum 2, Bergheimer Straße 58, Eingang Fehrentzstraße
Description:

Serious cases of scientific misconduct have been reported recently in the media. But beside the most prominent cases several shades of questionable scientific practice might undermine the integrity of the sciences. Based on the recommendations for “Safe Guarding Good Scientific Practice” by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft this course wants to support doctoral students to develop a responsible professional conduct as a researcher. In this introductory workshop you will gain a general understanding of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct (e.g. plagiarism, fabrication, falsification). We will explore key areas of conflict, critical situations and possible causes of misconduct. Questions regarding data management, documentation and ownership will be addressed, as well as the correct use of references and problem areas in the publication process.

In this introductory workshop you will gain a general understanding of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct (e.g. plagiarism, fabrication, falsification). We will explore key areas of conflict, critical situations and possible causes of misconduct. Questions regarding data management, documentation and ownership will be addressed, as well as the correct use of references and problem areas in the publication process.

Participants:       max. 12
Fee:    15 Euro

 

Registration

 

 
Verantwortlich: Falk
Letzte Änderung: 2017-11-17
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