2-day course Scientific Integrity for PhD students

2-day course Scientific Integrity for PhD students

11 September 2015 09:00 hrs. - 18 September 2015 17:30 hrs.
Location see remarks
Course Scientific Integrity

Prof. Evert van Leeuwen (Medical Ethics) &
Prof. Gert Jan van der Wilt (Health Technology Assessment)

11-09-2015 09:00:0018-09-2015 17:30:00Europe/AmsterdamCourse Scientific Integrity  Location see remarksRimlsrimls@radboudumc.nl

Remarks / more information:

Lately science has been compromised in more than one occasion by issues having to do with the integrity of researchers and research teams. Individuals and the culture in which science can grow and proliferate seem to have become vulnerable to mainly three breaches of integrity: Fraud, Falsehood and Plagiarism (FFP). For young scientists in training the question thus arises: are my ideals of becoming a scientist still realistic? Ideals of being independent in criticism, audacious in reasoning, creative in observing and theorizing. Or do issues of sponsoring, pressure to show results, earning grants, nowadays have an one-sided impact on scientific conduct and thinking, depriving scientific endeavour of such ideals? This course is designed to discuss the above mentioned matters with researchers in training for PhD. Goal is to develop integrity as a professional competency in relation with personality factors. The central concept of integrity, together with virtues like honesty, courage, reliability, prudence will be discussed in the context codes and rules of conduct. Students will learn to discuss matters of integrity critically by using those virtues and to determine their proportionality in daily practice. Actual problems will be brought in by the students as 'cases' and actual matters from politics and media will be analyzed. Special attention is given to the relations between scientists, promotores, PI's, postdocs.
End goal: To support scientists in training for a PhD in their development of the competencies necessary for a responsible innovative researcher in life science.

Since September 1, 2014, this course is mandatory for 2nd year PhD students (so for those who started their PhD project after August 31, 2013) within the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) and the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS).

Only PhD students who have been working on their PhD project for at least 1 year (at the time of the course) will be admitted to the course. Priority will be given to PhD students who are in their 2nd year. PhD students who have been working on their PhD project for more than 2 years can be placed on the waiting list.

Location: Holthurnsche Hof, Nijmegen


The next 2-day courses will take place on:
November 6 and 20, 2015
December 4 and 11, 2015


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