Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity

The major objective of this course is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the

responsible conduct of research, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines.

Target Audience, Number of Participants:

All doctoral candidates of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz; recommended for the early phase of the doctorate.
Maximum number of participants: 16

Learning Objectives and Methods:

The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions to difficult situations in the process of science and
receive advice on how to protect their own scientific work. They are encouraged to speak with their colleagues
and the appropriate institutions about their own research work and about mistakes and problems.

The course encourages the active involvement of the participants and features the following didactic elements:
information input, case discussions, plenary discussions and problem-based learning in small groups.


  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Examples of 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, rules and regulations


Dr. Julia Verse , Wissenschaft und Beratung | Team Scientific Integrity, Berlin

Day, Time and Venue

The workshop is devided into 2 sessions and will take place via the online-platform Zoom:

Part 1: Tuesday, March 30th 2021, 9:30am - 4:15pm
Part 2: Wednesday, March 31st 2021, 9:30am - 4:15pm


To apply please use OpenOLAT. In order to apply for the courses doctoral candidates need to be registered with the GPP. The membership for doctoral candidates at JGU is free of charge.

This workshop is offered by the General Postgraduate Program (GPP).