Dates: Autumn 2022 (dates will come in the spring)
Place: University Library, Odense ECTS: 2 ECTS (0.5 ECTS per module)
Number of students: 20
Teachers: Lone Bredahl Jensen (SDUB), Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen (HUM), Kirstin Remvig (SDUB), Evgenios Vlachos (SDUB), Asger Væring Larsen (SDUB) & Sune Vork Steffensen (HUM)
Language: English (Danish if only Danish speaking students participate)
Assessment: To earn course credits, participants are required to attend all classes and must complete the home assignments of modules 1, 3 and 4, as well as complete the e-learning sessions in modules 2 and 3.
AimThe course introduces PhD students from the humanities to basic concepts, principles, and norms concerning responsible conduct of research. By stimulating awareness, reflection, and discussion of academic integrity and good scientific conduct, the course supports PhD students in establishing responsible research practice, including conducting research in accordance with scholarly and societal rules, principles, and guidelines, as well as current practices at SDU.
The course addresses scholarly, ethical, and legal aspects of the research process, including research planning; data management; key elements of scholar publishing, authoring and authorship.
Facilitating students’ reflections on methodological and ethical questions and requirements in their research, as well as their understanding of wider issues pertaining to research integrity, the course is designed to scaffold the academic socialization that takes place in the various research groups, research centres, departments, and PhD schools.
The course consists of the four modules:
- Module 1: Academia and Responsible Conduct of Research
- Module 2: Laws and regulations
- Module 3: Research data managementModule 4: Publication, authorship, and peer reviewing
The form of the four modules varies:
- Module 1: Introductory lectures (6 hours; home assignment before and after the module)
- Module 2: Digital learning session (approx. 2 hours)
- Module 3: Digital learning session (approx. 2 hours)
- Module 4: Introductory lectures (6 hours; home assignment after the module)
For each module there is approximately three hours of preparation and/or follow-up.
All four modules must be completed.
The course is supported by SDU’s digital learning platform. Here, students will find readings and details on assignments. Students are enrolled in the digital course room 2 weeks before course start. Slides will generally be available after the teaching. The digital learning session in module 2 will be open after first course day.
All assignments must be uploaded one week after the last course day.
Active student participation in class is expected and will be encouraged.