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Research Integrity - How to Conduct Responsible Research in a Rapidly Changing Research Environment, Certificate

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  • 5 days
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University rank #101 (ARWU) Online
This Research Integrity - How to Conduct Responsible Research in a Rapidly Changing Research Environment course the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam reviews research integrity in academia in both the conduct of science, the evaluation of science, the peer review system and in the academic community at large. 
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Overview

The Research Integrity - How to Conduct Responsible Research in a Rapidly Changing Research Environment course the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a highly interactive course where participants engage with different issues such as replication, the peer review crisis, and what a responsible research culture looks like. We also look into the future of academia and specifically open science.

The integrity of scientific research has received an increase in attention in recent years. Researchers, policy makers, politicians as well as universities at large have raised concerns about the way academic research is organized and about the influence of the research culture on research practice.

Academia is currently facing a challenging set of problems: first, the prevalence of research misbehaviour was found higher than desirable; second, the reproducibility crisis and the factors contributing to the impossibility to replicate a large set of research results; and third, the issue of research waste, which is mainly due to poor reporting and the failure to publish negative or ambiguous results.

Learning Objectives:

In this course, students will learn: 

  • What the current status of academic research requires; 
  • Whether there is a replicability crisis and what remedies are coined to improve science; 
  • How to apply the code of conduct for research integrity within student’s own work; 
  • How to reflect on research integrity dilemmas within specific  fields; 
  • How one can spot unprofessional conduction of research; and 
  • What research integrity will look like in the future and how experts expect academic research to be organized. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
  • Credits
    2 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

  • Next to knowledge transfer and raising awareness, we deem it just as important that PhD candidates or master students develop their moral sense of research conduct and train their skills to put responsible research into practice. 
  • Therefore, the various parts of this Winter School have different goals: the reading materials and lectures focus on knowledge transfer and raising awareness; the tutorial and working groups focus on practicing skills. The moral case deliberation focuses on reflection, delaying judgement and conducting an explorative dialogue rather than discussion on sensitive issues in research.
  • The participants bring the acquired knowledge and skills to practice in the assignments and reflection, which will be aligned with the exercised skills in the working groups.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Master, PhD candidates and professionals from all disciplines 
  • Master: at least enrolled in the 1st year of Master studies - professionals need to have a Bachelor diploma
  • PhD: at least enrolled in 1st year of PhD studies 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    600 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 5 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Professionals: €800
  • Students, PhD students and employees at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC: €500

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