Good Scientific Practice

Workshop Description

Any responsible conduct of research should be based on honesty, accuracy, efficiency, and objectivity. The one-day 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 learn how to comply with the international values and standards of good scientific research and ethical practice. 



The workshop combines presentation and group as well as open discussion. Role plays, case studies and appropriate solutions for different policy options will be exercised. Participants are actively involved and encouraged to compare their experience of scientific work with the international standards of good scientific practice.