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Responsible Conduct of Research 1: An Introduction
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3799-21-00-07 
Enrollment deadline: 02/08/2021
PlacePanum Instituttet
Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 København N
Date and time02.09.2021, at: 08:30 - 16:30
Regular seats45
Course fee720.00 kr.
LecturersPeter Sandøe
ECTS credits1.50
Contact personRCR sekretærgruppe    E-mail address: RCR@ifro.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 and authors with permission to hand in a PhD thesis without prior enrolment at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD students or author with permission to hand in a PhD thesis without prior enrolment at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, 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:

• Authorship
• Documentation of scientific results
• Management, storage and preservation of research data
• Data Management Plans
• Guidelines and requirements for research data management
• Conflicts of interest and commitment
• Communication with the public


Format of the course
The RCR1 teaching lasts one day and consists of four modules. Each module combines a lecture with student interaction.

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: Research Data Management
Introduction on how to plan for secure, responsible and efficient management of research data in accordance with legal and ethical requirements, University of Copenhagen’s guidelines and policies, and best practices.

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

Each course has about 45 participating PhD students.

Curriculum
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: https://static-curis.ku.dk/portal/files/247440631/RCR_4_ed_2020_update.pdf

Assignment
In order to pass the PhD course in Responsible Conduct of Research 1: An Introduction, 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: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/phd-courses/obligatoryintroductioncourse/responsible-conduct-of-research-1-an-introduction/

Course Directors and location
Holst-auditoriet in the Mærsk Tower.

Course Directors are Head of Graduate School, Professor Hans Bräuner-Osborne (SUND) and 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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