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Responsible Conduct of Research Course

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1st day: 15 September 2020
2nd day: 23 September 2020


1st day: 10.00-14.00
2nd day: 09.30-12.00 + 12.30-15.30


O BIB (Library) 1st floor
Campus Odense


Please registrate here, before 15th of August 2020. 


2 ECTS (0,5 ECTS pr module)

Number of


Teachers and
web facilitators

Kjeld Møller Pedersen
Lone Bredahl Jensen
Thorbjørn Knudsen

Evgenios Vlachos

Jens Dam
Kristin Remvig

Ayo Næsborg-Andersen


English (Danish if only Danish speaking students


To earn course credits, students must hans in three one
page essays assigned before or after module 1, 3 and 4,
as well as pass a multiple choice test as part of module 2.


This course introduces PhD students from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences to a range of basic concepts, principles, and norms concerning Responsible Conduct of Research. By stimulating reflection, awareness, and discussion of academic integrity and good scientific conduct, the course contributes to the students’ ability to conduct research in accordance with scholarly and societal rules, principles, and guidelines, as well as current practices at the University of Southern Denmark.

The course addresses scholarly, ethical, and legal aspects of the research process, including: research planning; data management; basic elements of information processing; key elements of scholarly 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.


Course description

The course consists of four modules:

  • Module 1: Academia and Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Module 2: Laws and regulations 
  • Module 3: Data transparency and data management
  • Module 4: Publication, authorship, and peer reviewing

The form of the four modules varies:

  • Module 1: Introductory lectures with group assignments
  • Module 2: E-based module (app. 1-2 hours work load)
  • Module 3: Introductory lectures with group assignments
  • Module 4: Introductory lecture with group assignments

For each module there is approximately two hours of preparation and/or follow-up. All four modules must be completed.