701-5001-00L  Ethics and Scientific Integrity for Doctoral Students

SemesterHerbstsemester 2022
DozierendeN. Gruber, E. Lieberherr, A. Widmer
Periodizitätjedes Semester wiederkehrende Veranstaltung

KurzbeschreibungThis course sensitises doctoral students to ethical issues that may arise 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 are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and train their newly acquired skills in an interactive, discipline specific context.
LernzielDoctoral students learn how to identify, analyse and address ethical issues in their own scientific research. Furthermore, they are encouraged to reflect on their professional role as scientific researchers.
InhaltPart I
The self-paced e-learning course 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 decisions
Different ways of addressing ethical issues are presented and explained (i.e. how to make hard choices or solve ethical dilemmas).

Part II
The second, face-to-face part of this course focuses on discipline-specific aspects in the general area of Environmental Sciences. It provides an interactive learning environment. 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
Fachspezifische KompetenzenKonzepte und Theoriengeprüft
Methodenspezifische KompetenzenEntscheidungsfindunggeprüft
Persönliche KompetenzenKritisches Denkengeprüft
Integrität und Arbeitsethikgeprüft