This online Research Integrity - How to Conduct Responsible Research course at 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.
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 organised 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.
By making PhD candidates or Master students who are preparing for a career in research aware of these issues, and by training them in the required skills and tools needed to address these issues, we prepare them to remain responsible researchers in an environment that might lure them into sloppy science, even unintentionally.
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At the end of the online course, students will be able to:
- know what the current status of academic research requires;
- know whether there is a replicability crisis and what remedies are coined to improve science;
- apply the code of conduct for research integrity within student’s own work;
- reflect on research integrity dilemmas within specific fields;
- know how one can spot unprofessional conduct of research;
- know what research integrity will look like in the future and how experts expect academic research to be organised.
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- 5 days
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Open to Master’s students, PhD candidates, and professionals from all disciplines. This course benefits PhD candidates or (research) Master's students that aspire to be well-prepared upon starting a professional career in academia. Some individual research expertise is required.
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International600 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
EU/EEA600 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
- Students, PhD students and employees of VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC or an Aurora Network Partner: €500
- Students and PhD students: €600
- Professionals: €800
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.