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14. Dec 2021

Good Scientific Practice (February 21, 22, 2022 | online)

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The participants will get an overview about the rules of good scientific practice and the handling with cases of scientific misconduct, and will explore the differences and grey areas of questionable research practice. They will learn about local, national and international regulations and guidelines. It is a goal of the course to create space for reflexions about values and attitudes of science and the role of scientists. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of science. 


The content of the course follows the curriculum “Good scientific practice” from 2019, which was commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the German Research Ombudsman: 

  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct 
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
  • Data management 
  • Authorship and the process of publication 
  • Mentoring and supervision 
  • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
  • Reactions to scientific misconduct 
  • Local, national and international guidelines and regulations

Term and Application

  • February 21, 22, 2022: 9:00 – 14:00
  • Format: online
  • Group size: maximum 15
  • Workshop-Language: English

Registration | closed


Helga Nolte is a mediator and coach. She worked in academic administration of Hamburg University’s medical faculty and as assistant to the Research Ombudsman. She now works as the assistant of Hamburg University’s ombudsman.


This workshop has been realised with financial support from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.


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