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Course in Research Ethics/Integrity: Hands-on Approach

20-23 April 2021 | 14:30 – 17:30 | ONLINE COURSE


This 20-hours course aims at promoting the discussion of case studies and a reflective approach to national and international documents in research ethics and integrity. By understanding and critically debating research ethics-specific issues, students will assimilate the importance of scientific integrity while acquiring key reasoning skills that will significantly increase the scientific quality and impact of their future research.
Due to a growing number of scientific frauds reported cases, research ethics and integrity have been the focus of regulamentation by the European Community. However, the answer to this problem cannot be restricted to norms and regulatory measures, since without reflective training, this normative approach will fall short of its objectives. Without due training in this area, misconduct and questionable practices in research are likely to go on, destroying trust in science and scientists and without trust, science cannot move forward.

Target audience: PhD students enrolled in MCBiology and in other doctoral programs; early career researchers from i3S, other research institutions and universities.

Lecturer: Susana Magalhães, Unit for Responsible Conduct in Research, i3S


14:30 – 17:30 | 20 April 2021
Fundamentals of Bioethics and Research Ethics/Integrity
Good Research/er: what it is and why it matters

14:30 – 17:30 | 21 April 2021
Authorship Issues
Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism and Questionable Practices

14:30 – 17:30 | 22 April 2021
Data Management/Manipulation
Reporting Misconduct

14:30 – 17:30 | 23 April 2021
Mentor and Mentee responsibilities


Course duration - 20 hours:
- 12 hours of lectures
- 8 hours of Reading/Self-St


Free for i3S members, who will receive the registration link by email.
For external members, the registration is mandatory and paid.

Selection criteria:
Registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis to a maximum of 40 participants. 

i3S members – no fee
External members – 25€


Registrations deadline for PhD students enrolled in MCBiology doctoral program: 5th April 2021
Registrations deadline for i3S members: 6th April 2021
Registrations deadline for external members: 29th March 2021 | Payment deadline: 5th April 2021


More Information:
Advanced Training Unit | E-mail: training@i3s.up.pt | Tel: +351 220 408 800