851-0178-00L  Ethics and Scientific Integrity for Doctoral Students

SemesterHerbstsemester 2022
DozierendeG. Achermann, E. Bobst, N. Gruber, E. Vayena
Periodizitätjedes Semester wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarThis 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.


851-0178-00 UEthics and Scientific Integrity for Doctoral Students Für Fachstudierende und Hörer/-innen ist eine Spezialbewilligung der Dozierenden notwendig.
Gruppeneinteilung erfolgt über myStudies.
The second part (face-to-face workshop) will be offered on the following dates for a maximum of 25 and a minimum of 10 students per session. Please register in myStudies for one group session only.
28s Std.
09.09.08:15-18:00HG E 42 »
13.10.08:15-18:00HG E 42 »
01.12.08:15-18:00HG E 42 »
G. Achermann, E. Bobst, N. Gruber, E. Vayena


KurzbeschreibungThis 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.
LernzielDoctoral 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.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesFor 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).
Fachspezifische KompetenzenKonzepte und Theoriengeprüft
Methodenspezifische KompetenzenEntscheidungsfindunggeprüft
Persönliche KompetenzenKritisches Denkengeprüft
Integrität und Arbeitsethikgeprüft


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte1 KP
PrüfendeG. Achermann, E. Bobst, N. Gruber, E. Vayena
Formunbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition ohne erneute Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.


Keine öffentlichen Lernmaterialien verfügbar.
Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.


851-0178-00 UEthics and Scientific Integrity for Doctoral Students
Die Belegung von Gruppen in myStudies ist bis 02.12.2022 möglich.
GruppenDoctoral students of the MIM PhD program
Group 1
09.09.08:15-18:00HG E 42 »
Group 2
13.10.08:15-18:00HG E 42 »
Group 3
01.12.08:15-18:00HG E 42 »


Allgemein : Für Fachstudierende und Hörer/-innen ist eine Spezialbewilligung der Dozierenden notwendig
GruppenEinschränkungen sind unter Gruppen aufgeführt

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