The planned schedule is one session per week (2 hours/week)
Schedule: Monday, 11:00-13:00
Dates: March - June 2019
Estimated workload: 20 hours of lectures plus recommended readings
Equivalence in credits: 2 ECTS
March: 4, 11, 18, 25
April: 1, 8, (29)
May: 6, 13, (20), 27
June: 3, 10
All human activities have implications on our society. Research activity not only does but also the overall research system is based on trust. Then, responsible research conduct is of outmost importance. The goal of the course is to provide an overview of the rules and professional practices that are considered as responsible conduct of research and engineering. Ph. D. students, post-doctoral researchers and everybody involved in research and innovation must know the principles and practices that define a responsible conduct and the ones that are not appropriate and are identified as misconduct.
Conflicts of interest
Presenting the results
Warming up readings:
Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation Study Is Just the Latest Effort to Prod Users. MIT Technology Review. July 1st 2014. PNAS full paper
“How science goes wrong” The Economist. October 19th 2013
Attendance certificate will be issued at the end of the course.
is required to receive credit for the course (requirements: minimum 60% of
sessions and active participation in the debates).
Signatures of students will be collected during the session to demonstrate attendance.
About Clinical Trials. The Economist, March 26th 2016
Codes of Conduct
Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers (Committee on Publications Ethics)