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Responsible conduct of research
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3799-19-00-10There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 05/11/2019
Date and time05.12.2019, at: 08:45 - 16:30
Regular seats45
Course fee3,000.00 kr.
LecturersPeter Sandøe
ECTS credits2.00
Contact personPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is only intended for newly enrolled PhD students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen.

This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). All other participants must pay the course fee.

Course purpose
The purpose of the course is to inform about current norms of responsible conduct of research and enable reflection on how to apply these norms.

The PhD student must be able to
- describe and discuss various forms of Research Misconduct: Fabrication, Falsification, and Plagiarism
- describe how to draw the line between Research Misconduct and Questionable Research Practices
- describe how allegations of Research Misconduct are raised and the principles for handling suspicions of Research Misconduct
- describe national and international institutions handling Scientific Misconduct or dealing with Questionable Research Practices

The PhD student must be able to explain and apply norms of Responsible Conduct of Research for the following specific subjects
- Documentation of scientific results
- Handling and keeping of scientific data
- Authorship
- Intellectual property rights
- Conflicts of interest and commitment
- Communication with the public

Format of the course
The RCR teaching lasts one day and consists of four modules. Each module combines a lecture with student interaction.

Each course has about 45 participating PhD students.

Module 1: Overview of the field
A brief history and a presentation of the institutions dealing with Research Misconduct and Questionable Research Practices.

Module 2: Authorship and the Vancouver Guidelines
Presentation of the norms regarding publication, various kinds of deviations from these norms, and handling of the many grey zone issues to which the application of these norms give rise.

Module 3: Documentation of scientific results and handling and keeping of scientific data - Intellectual property rights standards, rights and duties.

Module 4: Conflicts of interest and commitment - Communication with the public

The course curriculum consists of the e-book, RCR – A Danish textbook for courses in Responsible Conduct of Research, by Karsten Klint Jensen, Louise Whiteley and Peter Sandøe (eds.).

Get the e-book here

In order to pass the mandatory PhD course in responsible conduct of research, you must hand in an assignment where you describe and discuss relevant issues from the curriculum in relation to your own research work.

Read more about the course and the assignment here

Course Directors and location
Holst-auditoriet in Mærsk building

Course Directors
Head of Graduate School, Professor Jørn Wulff Helge (SUND)
Professor Peter Sandøe (SUND/SCIENCE)

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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