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.
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.
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 2021 the course dates are:
In 2022 the course dates are:
Cursus 2 (NL) Dag 1 Dag 2 online, ZOOM
11 en 25 februari 2022 Bart Kiemeney Jos Kole
Cursus 3 (ENG) Dag 1 Dag 2 online, ZOOM
11 en 25 maart 2022 Teun Bousema Jos Kole
Cursus 4 (NL) Dag 1 Dag 2 fysiek, v.d. Valk Nijmegen-Lent
15 en 29 april 2022 Bart Kiemeney Jos Kole
Cursus 5 (ENG) Dag 1 Dag 2online, ZOOM
20 mei en 3 juni 2022 Teun Bousema Jos Kole
Cursus 6 (NL) Dag 1 Dag 2fysiek, Holthurnsche Hof
16 en 30 september 2022 Bert van der Reijden Jos Kole
Cursus 7 (ENG) Dag 1 Dag 2fysiek, v.d. Valk Nijmegen-Lent
7 en 28 oktober 2022 Bart Kiemeney Jos Kole
Cursus 8 (NL) Dag 1 Dag 2fysiek, v.d. Valk Nijmegen-Lent
Teun Bousema Jos Kole
In 2022 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.