Good Scientific Practice

Course Information

  • Monday, December 2, 2019,
    9:30 AM till 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019,
    9:30 AM till 5:30 PM
  • Registration Opens
    August 7, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Registration Deadline
    December 18, 2019
    Course Fees
    This course is free of charge and for doctoral candidates of the University of Basel only (min. 6, max. 12 participants).
    Helga Nolte
    1 ECTS
    Organized by

    Graduate Center
    Transferable Skills
    GRACE Homepage


    The participants will get an overview about the rules of good scientific practice and the handling with cases of scientific misconduct, and will explore the differences and grey areas of questionable research practice.
    They will learn about local, national and international regulations and guidelines. It is a goal of the course to create space for reflexions about values and attitudes of science and the role of scientists. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the
    process of science.


    The content of the course follows the curriculum “Good Scientific Practice” which was commissioned by and developed in cooperation with the German Research Ombudsman (Ombudsman für die Wissenschaft):
    • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
    • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
    • Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
    • Data management
    • Authorship and the process of publication
    • Mentoring and supervision
    • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
    • Reactions to scientific misconduct
    • Local, national and international guidelines and regulations


    • Input by teacher
    • Group and plenary discussions, study case
    • Structured and problem based group work (small groups)

    Active involvement of the participants is requested and welcome (case and plenary discussions, working in small groups, etc.)

    Target Group

    Doctoral Candidates

    About the Trainer

    Helga Nolte, Coach and Mediator (CoachInScience - Coaching, Mediation, Beratung)
    Member of Team Scientific Integrity


    Preliminary work 3.5 h, lessons 18 h, follow up work 3.5 h.


    Registrations will be processed according on a “first come, first served” principle. The course registration will be confirmed by email. The registration to a course makes the participation in the full training mandatory. For this workshop unexcused absence and cancellation of the workshop after the registration deadline leads to a penalty fee of CHF 30.00. (send an email to Please find the detailed regulations on the Transferable Skills Homepage.


    Universitätsbibliothek Basel, GRACE room 306 (3rd floor) Schönbeinstrasse 18-20, 4056 Basel

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