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Ethics training for researchers


This case-based course aims to train junior researchers in developing the knowledge and skills they need to conduct their research in accordance with ethical principles and guidelines. All participants are invited to give a short presentation on a case of scientific misconduct.

Following topics will be discussed in the course: 

  • Basic ethical concepts that are relevant for scientific integrity
  • Procedures for dealing with allegations of scientific misconduct
  • Fabrication and falsification of data, including image manipulation
  • Publication ethics
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Plagiarism
Course objectives

Through the discussion of (real and fictitious) cases of scientific misconduct, participants in the course will

  • be sensitized about the importance of ethical behavior in scientific research      
  • improve their skills in identifying and assessing ethical issues
  • acquire a better knowledge of current Swiss guidelines for research integrity
Instructor PD Dr Roberto Andorno, School of Law & Institute of Biomedical Ethics, UZH
Target participants Early career researchers of all disciplines

24 June 2024 9:00 -17:30

25 June 2024 9:00 -17:30

Location RAA-E-30
ECTS credit (PhD) 1 ECTS credit (has to be recognized by your faculty)