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Responsible conduct of research

Course description:
The course consists of four modules:

The overall learning objective is to stimulate reflection, awareness, and discussion of academic integrity and good scientific conduct; to strengthen your ability to conduct research according to the principles, rules, guidelines, traditions and possibilities of the profession of scholarship as practiced at University of Southern Denmark; to strengthen your ability to comply with rules and standards for data sampling, analysis and management; and to introduce you to key elements of scholarly publishing, authoring and authorship.

Form: For every module there is a three-hour lecture session with approximately two hours preparation and/or follow-up. You must complete all four modules.

To complete the course, you must attend all modules and submit the following assignments (deadline for all assignments is one week after the last course day):






Class attendance


  • Online questions (details in online module on Blackboard, Module 2)

Class attendance
Completionof onlinemodule.


  • Development of data management plan (details on Blackboard, Module 3)

Class attendance
Submission of data managementplan in essay form.


  • Development of publication strategy (details on Blackboard, Module 4)

Class attendanceSubmission of publication strategy in essay form,incl. ORCID number.

The possibility for uploading your assignments for module 3 & 4 opens on second course day. Detailed instructions on the assignments will be given in class.

Course credits: 2 (0,5 pr module)


Course teachers/organisers:
  • Professor Charlotte Wien, PhD (SDUB)
  • Associate Professor, Martin Marchman Andersen (National Institute of Public Health)
  • Research Librarian Evgenios Vlachos, PhD (SDUB)
  • Legal Advisor Lars Engelstoft (SDU Research & Innovation Organisation)
  • Professor Jan Frystyk, PhD (Department of  Clinical Research)
  • Professor Robin Christensen (Department of  Clinical Research)
  • Information specialist Kirstin Remvig (SDUB)
  • Head of Section Jens Dam (SDUB)


Course fee:

The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement"
For other participants, there is a course fee of DKK 2,609,-


Last Updated 26.03.2021