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Responsible Conduct of Research for PhD students in engineering

23 November 2021: 10.00-15.30 & 1 December 2021 10.00-16.30 (fully booked, waiting list enabled)
1 March  2022: 10.00-15.30 & 8  March 2022 10.00-16.30
Place: University Library, Odense
ECTS: 2 ECTS (0.5 ECTS per module)
Number of students: 25

Teachers: Katrine Astrup Jacobsen (SDUB), Søren Jensen (TEK), Kirstin Remvig (SDUB), Evgenios Vlachos (SDUB), Heidi Maglekær Jensen (TEK) & Davide Giacalone (TEK)

Language: English (Danish if only Danish speaking students participate)

Assessment: To earn course credits, students 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 session in module 2. 


The course introduces PhD students from engineering 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 modules varies:

  • Module 1: Introductory lectures with group assignments
  •  Module 2: Online learning session (non-live) and lecture
  • Module 3: Introductory lectures with group assignments
  • Module 4: Introductory lectures with group assignments

Each module comprises three hours workload. For each module there is approximately two hours of preparation and/or follow-up.

All four modules must be completed.

The course is supported by SDU’s digital learning platform. Slides will generally be available after the teaching. The online session in module 2 will be open after first course day.

All assignments must be uploaded one week after the last course day.

Next course

Dates: 23 November & 1 December 2021

Register here ( (fully booked, waiting list enabled)

Course, Spring 2022

Dates: 1 & 8 March 2022

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Last Updated 11.10.2021