Fostering Responsible Conduct of Research


Research & Valorization

Target Group

Members of the Doctoral Schools


Research Integrity, Responsible Conduct of Research, Good Research Practices, Questionable Research Practices, Fabrication-Falsification-Plagiarism



The aim of the workshop is to increase confidence in issues related to research integrity by discussing various possibilities to deal with them. In this way, this workshop is an invitation to look at your research skills and research environment more critically. Knowing what is good and what is bad practice will help you to respond to research integrity issues in a more professional way.

The following topics will be covered:

  • what are we talking about when we are talking about research integrity?
  • what is at stake and who is involved?
  • how to recognize the various signs of possible misconduct?
  • which resources do researchers have at their disposal in order to respond to issues of research integrity?
  • how could/should researchers act when research integrity is under pressure?


The workshop does not offer step-by-step solutions to specific problems nor does it give you a clear-cut list of what is good or bad research practice.

Doctoral students who are also interested in other approaches to issues they may encounter in their research interactions (communicating with your supervisor, coaching BA and MA students, etc.) are kindly invited to register for one of the following courses:

A specific course on data management is currently under development.

We also highly recommend to check the following introductory webpages:

Learning outcomes

The participants will be more aware of issues related to the responsible conduct of research. They will be more proficient in recognizing and discussing research integrity issues, more confident in responding to them, and fully ready to become research integrity champions within their research environment (recognize-respond-champion).


All PhD students


Nele Bracke, Dieter De Bruyn, Katrien De Gelder, Stefanie Van der Burght

Teaching and learning material

Syllabus, online poll & questionnaire

Teaching methods

Interactive seminar, discussion, group exercises, individual reflection

Number of participants




Evaluation methods and criteria (doctoral training programme)

Non-periodic continuous assessment; 100% participation


1 day + preparation

Time schedule & Venue


Course code Dates academic year 2017-2018 Time Venue
FRCR-1718-04 Tuesday 22 May 2018 8:30-17:00 (sandwich lunch included) Het Pand, zaal Prior 1.1 (1st fl), Onderbergen 1, Gent

Registration fee

Free of charge for Doctoral School members

Registration Your registration will be confirmed by separate e-mail from the Doctoral Schools. If the course is fully booked, you can ask to be added to the waiting list by sending an e-mail to . Please mention your student nr and the session of your choice.