About the course
Important dates and deadlines
Due to high interest, this course is being given twice during the fall term. These separate rounds of the course will be on the following dates:
Autumn Term 2023
9 October - 20 October 2023
Application deadline: 10 September 2023
Spring Term 2023
6 February - 17 February 2023
Application deadline: 11 December 2022
This course is now closed for application for the Spring Term.
Anyone conducting research faces ethical issues of one or another sort. This course aims to make doctoral students (at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law, and the School of Economics and Management) well equipped to conduct their research in accordance with current ethics regulations and guidelines on research involving humans, and in accordance with good research practice. It also aims to stimulate critical ethical thinking regarding various aspects of research in the behavioral and social sciences.
The course covers a variety of topics in research ethics, such as:
- the many uses of research, and their value
- risk of harm to research subjects
- privacy and confidentiality
- informed consent
- ethical review
- research misconduct
- publication ethics
Research Ethics runs during two consecutive weeks (whole days and half days), and consists of lectures, seminars, and discussions in smaller groups, all of which are compulsory.
To pass the course participants are required to complete two group assignments, and one individual written assignment (on the ethics of the doctoral student's own research).
If you already now know that you would miss scheduled activities, we ask you to consider taking this course when it suits your schedule better, or to prioritize your schedule so you will be able to participate actively.
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Course syllabus (PDF)
Reading list (PDF)
Autumn Term 2023