About this courseLately science has been compromised in more than one occasion by issues related to the integrity of researchers and research teams. This course is designed to discuss these matters with researchers in training for PhD. The 2-days course is held 10 times a year. read more
About this course
Lately science has been compromised in more than one occasion by issues related to the integrity of researchers and research teams. Individuals and the culture in which science can grow and proliferate seem to have become vulnerable to mainly three breaches of integrity: Fraud, Falsehood and Plagiarism (FFP). For young scientists in training the question thus arises: are my ideals of becoming a scientist still realistic? Ideals of being independent in criticism, audacious in reasoning, creative in observing and theorizing. Or do issues of sponsoring, pressure to show results, earning grants, nowadays have an one-sided impact on scientific conduct and thinking, depriving scientific endeavour of such ideals?
Integrity as a professional competency
This course is designed to discuss the above mentioned matters with researchers in training for PhD. Goal is to develop integrity as a professional competency in relation with personality factors. The central concept of integrity, together with virtues like honesty, courage, reliability, prudence will be discussed in the context codes and rules of conduct. PhD candidates will learn to discuss matters of integrity critically by using those virtues and to determine their proportionality in daily practice. Actual problems will be brought in by the PhD candidates as 'cases' and actual matters from politics and media will be analyzed. Special attention will be given to the relations between scientists, promotores, PhD candidates and postdocs.
Field and online courses
For this course there are online courses and field courses. On this page you can find more info and dates of both courses.
This course is mandatory for second year Radboudumc PhD candidates. Priority will be given to PhD candidates who are in their 2nd year. Other PhD's can be placed on the waiting list. Please register as a Radboudumc employee if you have an active znumber.
The goal of this course is to support scientists training for a PhD in their development of the competencies necessary to become a responsible innovative researcher in life science.
In 2023 the course dates are:
Course 1 (ENG) Online
January 13 and 27, 2023
Course 2 (NL) Online
February 17 and March 3, 2023
Course 3 (ENG) Van der Valk, Nijmegen-Lent
March 17 and 31, 2023
Course 4 (NL) Van der Valk, Nijmegen-Lent
14 and 28 April 2023
Course 5 (ENG) Online
May 12 and June 2, 2023
Course 6 (NL) Van der Valk, Nijmegen-Lent
September 15 and 29, 2023
Course 7 (ENG) Van der Valk, Nijmegen-Lent
October 13 and 27, 2023
Course 8 (NL) Online
November 10 and 24, 2023
All courses are 2-days courses. You can choose for an online or live course. The online course will be held by ZOOM. The live course will take place in V.d. Valk Nijmegen-Lent.
Only PhD candidates who have been working on their PhD project for at least 1 year (at the time of the course) will be admitted to the course.
The fee for online course is €100,-. The fee for the live course is €150,-.
The study load of this course is 20 hours.
When canceling 14 or more days in advance, you will be charged a € 35 administration fee. When cancelling less than 14 days in advance, you will not receive a refund.