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Responsible Conduct of Research for PhD students at the Faculty of Health Sciences

Couse no. 1:
Dates: 29 September 9.00-13.30 & 7 October 9.00-15.30
Place: University Library, Odense

Couse no. 2
Dates: 2 December 9.00-13.30 & 9 December 9.00-15.30 
Place: Winsløvsparken, Odense

ECTS: 2 ECTS (0.5 ECTS per module)
Number of students: 40

Teachers: Mette Brandt Eriksen (SDUB), Martin Marchman Andersen (National Institute of Public Health), Lars Engelstoft (SDU Research & Innovation Organisation), Kirstin Remvig (SDUB), Evgenios Vlachos, PhD (SDUB), Robin Christensen (Department of Clinical Research) & Charlotte Wien (SDUB and OPEN)

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, including register an ORCID, as well as complete the e-learning session in module 2.


The course introduces PhD students from the health sciences 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 scholarly publishing, authoring and authorship.

Course overview

The course consists of the four modules:

  • Module 1: Academia and responsible conduct of research
  • Module 2: Laws and regulations
  • Module 3: Research data management
  • Module 4: Publication, authorship, and peer reviewing 



The form of the four modules varies:

  • Module 1: Introductory lectures (3 hours; home assignment after class)
  • Module 2: Digital learning session (approx. 2 hours) and lecture (1 hour)
  • Module 3: Introductory lectures (3 hours; home assignment after class)
  • Module 4: Introductory lectures (3 hours; home assignment after class)

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.

Next courses

29 September & 7 October 2021 or 2 & 9 December 2021

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Last Updated 22.03.2021