Course N/T Research Integrity



Course leader: Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen

Language: English

Graduate school: Course collaboration

Course fee: 1,200.00 DKK

Max seats: 20

Applicants: 6

Status: Course is cancelled

Semester: Fall 2021

Application deadline: 15/09/2021

Start date: 13/10/2021

Administrator: Thilde Møller Risgaard

Extra ECTS

1 extra ECST awarded for an additional assignment

The course Research integrity (Online course) is being offered by the Graduate School of Natural Sciences/GSNS and Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Aarhus University, fall 2021 .

Hours per week: Two full course days

Capacity limits: Minimum 10 and maximum 20 participants 

Criteria for participation
: PhD student + participation in the GSST Introduction day.


  • Providing junior researchers with a general introduction to research integrity and responsible conduct of research
  • Enabling junior researchers to reflect on issues concerning integrity and responsibility in relation to their own research

Learning outcomes: At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Identify and describe research integrity principles and policies/codes of conduct enforced to promote responsible conduct of research
  • Design research process in accordance to codes of conduct regarding research planning, data management, publication and authorship, and conflicts of interest
  • Reflect upon her/his own research in relation to research integrity and responsible conduct of research

Compulsory program: Active participation and one written assignment (5 pages)


  • Research integrity principles and codes of conduct in research
  • Advising and mentoring
  • Data acquisition and management
  • Authorship, publication and peer review
  • Scientific misconduct and questionable research practices
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Science in society

Teaching methods: Lectures, seminars and student presentations

Course assessment: Passed/not passed, based on active participation and written assignment. One extra ECTS can be obtained by writing an additional individual paper (app. 10 pages) that draws on additional literature.

National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2009. On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Fostering Integrity in Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

ECTS: 1 (1 extra ECST awarded for an additional assignment)

Instructors: Kristian H. Nielsen + invited speakers

Venue: Online

Participation in the course is without cost for PhD students from Aarhus University

Due to an Agreement between Danish Universities coming into force as of 1 January 2011, participants from other universities than Aarhus University will have to pay DKK 1,200 per ECTS. In principle this also applies to external parties, but exemption can be granted under specific circumstances.

Please be aware that your registration for the course not necessarily equals your admission for the course. You will receive an e-mail after the registration deadline regarding whether you are admitted for the course or if you are registered on the waiting list. Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course dates:

  • 13 October 2021 09:00 - 16:00
  • 27 October 2021 09:00 - 16:00