Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity (Kurs-Nr. 2020/12_GA)

Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity

The major objective of the workshop “Good Scientific Practice” is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research in all its stages, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines. The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn how misconduct can be recognized and prevented, how it should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of scientific research and receive advice on how to protect their scientific work. Furthermore, they will get to know techniques how to prevent misconduct or problems in their own research. They are encouraged to speak with colleagues and the appropriate institutions about mistakes and problems.

The content of the workshop follows the curriculum “Good Scientific Practice” which was commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the German Research Ombudsman.

Workshop Content:

  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
  • Data and source 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

The workshop encourages the active involvement of the participants and features the following didactic elements: case discussions, problem based learning in small groups, plenary discussion, information input.

Michael Gommel is a biologist, M.A. for Applied Ethics in Health and Social Care and systemic coach and consultant. Since 1996, he has been teaching medical, nursing and research ethics. He currently teaches good scientific practice in several European countries.


June 3-4, 2020

9.00 am-5.30 pm + 9.00 am-1.00 pm

  • Course language: English
  • Registration Deadline: May 26, 2020
  • Room: will be announced via E-Mail
  • Trainer:
    Dr. Michael Gommel
    Research Integrity Consultant
  • Course Number: 2020/12_GA

You have to register via the registration form above. Once the Graduate Academy confirms the registration, it is binding. The invoice for the workshop fee (40, - Euro) will be sent to you by post and has to be paid no later than two weeks after its arrival. The terms and conditions listed within the registration form are valid.