RWTH online course
- Online Workshop
- Scientific Integrity
- Staff Development Measures:
- Fields of Action:
- Promote Capacity for Innovation and Research
- Career Development
- Collaboration between:
- Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Gender und Diversity in den Ingenieurwissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte, Theorie und Ethik der Medizin
- Participation Fee:
Scientific work is based on the honesty of scientists towards themselves and others. This is both an ethical norm and the basis for good scientific practice. Ensuring the validity and application of these rules in practice is therefore a core task of science and universities.
In the context of the Online Course "Scientific Integrity", interdisciplinary relevant topics are presented with regard to good scientific practice. Based on the definition and principles of scientific integrity, the course covers aspects such as honesty, research criteria and quality criteria for good scientific research, ensuring good scientific practice, scientific misconduct, research ethics, research data management, responsibility for supervision and conflicts of interest as well as diversity and cooperation in science.
After successfully completing the course, early stage researchers and employees
know the principles of scientific integrity
know the definition, forms and relevance of scientific misconduct
know relevant normative issues in science, such as conflicts of interest or misconduct, and know possible solutions
understand the relevance of research ethics
understand the relevance of diversity in science
know the tasks of research data management
understand possible types of cooperation in science
do reflect on their own responsibility in research and science
WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY?
Definition of Scientific Integrity
Definition of Honesty
Research as Knowledge Gain
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Criteria of Research and Classical Quality Criteria of Scientific Research
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SAFEGUARDING SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY
Claim for Universality
Recommendations to Ensure Good Scientific Practice
Principles of Good Scientific Practice at RWTH University
Definition of Scientific Misconduct
Types of Scientific Misconduct
Joint Responsibility for Misconduct of Others
What to Do about Scientific Misconduct?
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RESEARCH ETHICS
Freedom of Research
Risk Analysis and Impact Assessment
Social Responsibility of Organizations, DIN ISO 26000
DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE
Diversity in the Science System
Practical Examples on Diversity
Responsibility of Supervisors and Assistants
Promotion of Scientific Staff and of Doctoral Projects
DEALING WITH RESEARCH DATA AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Tasks in the Life Cycle of Research Data and Research Data Management
Cooperation in Science
Conflicts of Interest and their Prevention
Exam (compulsory for doctoral candidates & voluntary for employees)
The exam will take place via Dynexite and is offered twice per semester, with the dates announced at the beginning of the semester. The duration of the exam is 30 minutes. The minimum pass score is 60%. All contents of the learning room are relevant for the exam unless otherwise announced.
No "final failure” scores apply. The results are recorded positive: “passed” or negative: “5.0.
For doctoral candidates, postdocs and employees the results are recorded in the Division 12.1 – Career Development.
If the exam is passed, the certificate for doctoral candidates, postdocs, and employees is deposited in the participant portal of the Division 12.1 – Career Development.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Carmen Petra Leicht-Scholten, Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Dr. phil. Dominik Groß
Juliane Mühlenbruch, Nataliya Sira
Doctoral candidates and all employees of RWTH Aachen University
In addition, all employees of RWTH Aachen University who have a TIM ID can take part in the course.
According to some doctoral regulations of the faculties, the completion of a course to ensure good scientific practice at RWTH is mandatory for the application for admission to the doctoral examination. The Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) offers various formats for this purpose:
RWTH online course "Scientific Integrity" (self-study course with subsequent examination).
Workshop "Gute Wissenschaftliche Praxis" / "Good Scientific Practice" (1-day, 1 ½-day or 2-day; without examination).
Please contact the doctoral office of your faculty for information and, if necessary, consult with your supervisor regarding the required course content and scope.
Further Information on Target Audience
The prerequisite for admission to doctoral studies according to the valid doctoral regulations is the completion of a course on "Scientific Integrity". In this sense, the completion of the RWTH online course "Scientific Integrity" or an equivalent achievement is recognised. If this online course or an equivalent achievement has already been completed as part of a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at RWTH, the achievement does not have to be repeated. The respective doctoral committee decides on the recognition of equivalent achievements.
In addition, all employees of RWTH Aachen University who have a TIM log in can participate in the course.
The online course is offered via a recurring RWTHmoodle learning room. This includes all content (slides, videos, literature) in both German and English.
|Participants:||up to 5000|
|Cooperation:||Research Group Gender and Diversity in Engineering, Institute for the History, Theory and Ethics in Medicine|
For external registration please contact organizational matter