Online-Workshop: But I just want to do my research!

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Dahlem Research School (DRS) und der Humboldt Graduate School (HGS) werden in der Reihe "Research Integrity - Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis" Workshops angeboten, in denen Nachwuchswissenschaftler*nnen am Beispiel ihrer eigenen Projekte die unterschiedlichen Aspekte guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis erarbeiten.

 Objectives of this workshop:

The aim of the workshop is to help the participants become more sensitive regarding the ethical problems of their own research. Thereby, they will be enabled to identif specific problematic fields within their work and to analyse them. For that, they learn about the basics of good scientific practice and apply them to their own cases. Finally, the participants work on strategies to deal with their discussed cases.


During the course, the participants deal with the following questions:

  • Copyright law, rights of use, publication rights and legal issues related to publications, rights in cases of joint authorship
  • Which scientific standards apply and how do they create exclusion?
  • What claims of validity does research in general have? In which way is research always perspective?
  • What kind of scientific culture is presented and which kind of claims of power are connected with that?
  • How am I responsible for my research?

The examination of those questions includes getting to know the standards of good research practice and discussing them. This will also be combined with the fundamentals of philisophy of science. Thus, on the one hand the course communicates norms and standards in research. On the other hand, it focusses on the reflection of what good research practice and the connected values mean for the single participant and her specific work.


Debate, case studies, work in small groups, excercises, creativity techniques.

Please note:

This course is open for doctoral candidates of the Berlin University Alliance and Universität Potsdam. All those eligible have to sign up via the Dahlem Research School course booking platform.

Trainerin: Dr. Elisabth Zschache


  • Englisch


  • Candidates in all years of doctoral research in the Natural and Life Sciences


Mo. 08.06.20 09:00 -
Di. 09.06.20 13:00



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