Good Scientific Practice

Workshop Description

Any responsible conduct of research should be based on honesty, accuracy, efficiency, and objectivity. The workshop Good Scientific Practice focuses on these scientific standards of international research. It raises awareness of the subject matter by providing doctoral candidates with a set of professional values and ethical norms as well as required competencies and skills to pursue scientific integrity. The content of the course follows the curriculum “Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” (Memorandum and Code of Conduct) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).


Specific Topics

  • Introduction to good scientific practice
  • Mentoring in the science system
  • Misconduct in scientific research
  • Conflicts of interest in scientific cooperation
  • Data management
  • Publication ethics


The workshop instructs participants on the principles of good scientific practice.

Doctoral candidates and postdocs learn how to comply with the international values

and standards of good scientific research and ethical practice.



The online workshop combines self-study (videos) and open discussions via videoconferencing (Zoom). An educational film sequence, a role-play (online small group

work), various video-clips to case studies or delicate situations, and a set of

questions concerning data management (online partner work) will contribute to a vital

learning environment. Participants are actively involved and encouraged to compare

their experience of scientific work with the international standards of good scientific

practice. Using an interactive platform, they can finally test their decision-making.