This new course aims to offer a basic introduction to research ethics, focusing on aspects that are relevant for current research practices. Target group is PhD students from all disciplines.

Dates: 2-5 and 17 December, 2013 (5 days).
Registration is closed.

Course instructor: Daniela Cutas
Contact: Åke Forsberg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Course language: English
No. of participants: up to 25.
Room: Will be announced later on
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Course content and aim
The course aims to offer a basic introduction to research ethics, focusing on aspects that are relevant for current research practices. It aims to stimulate awareness of ethical issues in one's own research as well as in research in general.

Outline of the course
Topics covered: What research ethics is; Fraud and misconduct in research; Informed consent; Publication ethics; Ethics of research on nonhuman animals.

This course presupposes a taught as well as a research component. As part of the taught component, the participants together with the course instructor will discuss theories and cases in research ethics. As part of the research component, they will prepare a short essay on a research ethics topic, preferably in relation to their current doctoral research. The essay should not be longer than five pages.

Expected learning outcome
At the end of this course, the participants will have increased their awareness of the ethical aspects of their own work, and have had the opportunity to discuss these with colleagues from different disciplines, and thus further refine and inform their views. They will have increased their practical skills of informing participants in clinical trials/studies. Furthermore they will have become more able to distinguish between good scientific practice and deviation from this.

Schedule

2 December
09.00 – 09.50 Exercise: mapping the ethical issues in research
10.00 – 11.50 Research ethics: overview
Break
13.00 – 14.00 Participants' presentations (3)

3 December
09.00 – 09.50 Fraud and misconduct in research
10.00 – 10.50 Discussion on case: the Vipeholm study
11.00 – 11.50 Informed consent
Break
13.00 – 14.00 Participants' presentations (3)

4 December
09.00 – 09.30 Discussion on publication ethics across research areas
09.30 – 11.50 Publication ethics
Break
13.00 – 14.00 Participants' presentations (3)

5 December
09.00 – 09.50 The ethics of research on animals
10.00 – 10.50 Participants' presentations (3)
11.00 – 11.50 Reflections on research ethics

17 December
09.00 - 14.00 Students presents a short assignment