Eva Bobst: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Dr. Eva Bobst
Wiss.Integrität u. Forschungsethik
ETH Zürich, WEC E 15
Weinbergstrasse 11
8092 Zürich
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

851-0178-00LEthics and Scientific Integrity for Doctoral Students Restricted registration - show details
This course is interdisciplinary. If your department offers this course, please register there. The following departments offer this course in the fall semester 2022:
D-BAUG, D-ERDW, MaP Doctoral School, D-USYS

Doctoral students from D-GESS will have the opportunity to register for a discipline-specific course in spring semester 2023.
1 credit2UG. Achermann, E. Bobst, N. Gruber, E. Vayena
AbstractThis course sensitises doctoral students to ethical issues that may occur during their doctorate. After an introduction to ethics and good scientific practice, students are familiarised with resources that can assist them with ethical decision-making. Students get the chance to apply and deepen their knowledge in an interactive face-to-face workshop.
ObjectiveDoctoral students learn how to identify, analyse and address ethical issues in their own scientific research. In addition, they will reflect on their professional role as scientific researchers.

Part I on Moodle
The self-paced e-learning course on Moodle consists of 5 modules:

Module 1: Ethics
- Introduction to moral theory (with emphasis on practical guidance regarding decision making)

Module 2: Ethics in scientific research
- Introduction to ethical issues that occur within scientific research (i.e. regarding authorship, cooperation, data use and sharing, and other aspects that are subject to scientific integrity and good scientific practice).

Module 3: Collecting resources
- A variety of tools and resources that help identify ethical issues are presented and explained

Module 4: Setting up a strategy
- Example examination of a case regarding its ethical scope (students develop their own strategy to examine situations for their ethical implications).

Module 5: Making desicions
- Different ways of addressing ethical issues are presented and explained (i.e. how to make hard choices, or solve ethical dilemmas. But also where to seek advice if needed).

Part II
The second, face-to-face part (group sessions) of this course provides an interactive learning environment (workshop). Students get to apply their knowledge, and they are encouraged to reflect on ethical problems and to critically discuss them with fellow doctoral students.
Prerequisites / NoticeFor doctoral students only.

The first part on Moodle (part I) must be successfully completed before the face-to-face workshop (part II).

Hence, when you choose a group make sure you have enough time to finish the first part on Moodle before the workshop starts (appr. 20 hours).
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesDecision-makingassessed
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed