Responsible Conduct of Research

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences aspires to provide stimulating intellectual research environments based on integrity, expertise and academic freedom.

The Faculty's research is conducted to high professional standards, within a culture that complies with Danish and international standards for responsible conduct of research.

The Faculty is committed to the ongoing education of its researchers in matters of research integrity and The Faculty has in recent years introduced a number of initiatives to promote responsible conduct of research (RCR).

Everyone involved in scientific research at The Faculty has a responsibility to know and live up to the international standards and guidelines for RCR.

 

 

 

All principal PhD supervisors must participate in a three-hour seminar on responsible conduct of research, which is run jointly with the Faculty of Science.

Topics include:

  • responsible conduct of research, research misconduct, and questionable conduct of research including a brief history, terminology, definitions and a description of the institutions dealing with responsible conduct of research and allegations for research misconduct
  • authorship including a presentation of the norms regarding publication, various kinds of deviations from these norms, and handling of the many grey zone issues to which the application of these norms give rise
  • the role of the Named Person
  • documentation of scientific results and handling and keeping of scientific data, and intellectual property standards, rights and duties.

Seminar Responsible is Professor Peter Sandøe (SUND/SCIENCE).

Sign up via the course catalogue (Responsible Conduct of Research for Academic Staff - Course no.: 3790-22-00-00).

 

 

SUND offers a four-hour workshop on responsible conduct of research to all postdocs and assistant professors. The aim of the workshop is to promote responsible conduct of research in a Danish context through case-based presentations and group discussions.

Topics include:

  • Authorship and collaboration
  • Data acquisition and data management
  • Conflict of interests
  • Research misconduct

Please note that it is mandatory to participate in the RCR workshop for all postdocs and assistant professors employed at SUND. Invitations to participate in the workshop will be sent to all postdocs and assistant professors, and registration is required.

Sign up for the workshop

Workshop responsible is Professor and Named Person Nils Billestrup.



If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate School at SUND.

 

 

Central readings

RCR at the University of Copenhagen

International guidelines
SUND's research is conducted to high professional standards, within a culture that complies with Danish and international standards for responsible conduct of research.

National Committee on Research Misconduct

The Practice Committee at the University of Copenhagen