Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

26 September Online Workshop Good Scientific Practice Part 1

  • What Graduate Centre Further events Good scientific practice
  • When Sep 26, 2023 from 08:30 to 12:30
  • Where Online
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On 26 September (postponed from 13 June), the first part of the workshop will take place as an online input. Building on this, the workshop will be continued on 4 and 5 October (1.5 days) as part of the Autumn Retreat of the Graduate Centre. Participation in only one of the two parts is possible, but participation in both is encouraged.


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Trainer: Prof. Dr. Tobias Schmohl


Workshop Language: English


Workshop description:

This intensive course, spanning 1.5 days, provides an introduction to the principles and interdisciplinary aspects of good scientific practice. Instances of typical intentional and unintentional scientific misconduct are covered. The participants will gain practical knowledge on the honest processing and documentation of research results, in addition to discussing central guidelines and recommendations for scientific work conducted in accordance with the "lege artis" principle. The course aims to discuss case studies derived from scientific practice. It will include a critical analysis and evaluation of the pertinent legal, scientific-ethical, and procedural elements. The analysis will be based on relevant international reference texts and codes of conduct, such as the institutional guideline for safeguarding good scientific practice at HU Berlin, the Global Research Council, and the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The objective is to formulate interdisciplinary protocols that provide significant support for the promotion of good scientific conduct and to effectively address instances of plagiarism and questionable research practices. Additional areas of emphasis include collaboration within team settings and the protection and retention of original data.



  • Scientific quality standards and research guidelines
  • Scientific principles; potential issues and conflicts
  • Avoiding scientific misconduct and questionable research practices
  • Academic sanctions for scientific misconduct
  • Scientific ethics and methods


learning outcomes:

The aim of this workshop is for participants to be able to:

  • Establish scientific quality criteria at various stages of research paper production, which can be tailored to specific disciplines.
  • Recognize scientific misconduct based on scientific, ethical values and actively avoid it in their work.
  • Use DFG guidelines for good scientific practice and to create actionable research references.
  • Critically reflect on conflicting goals in research project planning and implementation and independently develop strategies for honest scientific work
  • Establish performance assessment and review quality criteria for academic work supervised by participants.



The proposed in-house workshop will incorporate a variety of instructional methods, including

  • small group collaboration, analysis of scientific case studies,
  • constructive feedback from peers,
  • large group discussions,
  • and a dilemma game where participants can adopt various perspectives.

Interactive presentation materials will be used alongside a web-based live voting system.