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Good scientific practice

Good Scientific Practice – Protecting Scientific Integrity

Dr. rer. nat. Andrea Kliewer will provide the online workshop “Good Scientific Practice” to doctoral researchers, academic staff and postdocs of the natural sciences. She is a biologist/pharmacologist and young research group leader in pain research at the University Hospital Jena. She has a Master’s degree in Business and Research Coaching and Consulting. Since 2016 she has been working part-time as a coach and consultant on issues of good scientific practice within the Team Scientific Integrity.



The major objective of the live online workshop “Good Scientific Practice” is to know and understand the basic rules and values of the responsible conduct of research in all its stages, according to local, national and international regulations and guidelines. The participants will explore the differences and grey areas between good scientific practice, questionable research practice and scientific misconduct. They will learn how misconduct can be recognized and prevented, and how it should be addressed and dealt with in case it occurs, and what damage it can cause if handled improperly. The participants will learn to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the process of science and receive advice on how to protect their scientific work. It is also a goal of the course to create space for reflexions about values and attitudes of science and the role of scientists. The content of the workshop follows the curriculum “Good scientific practice” which was commissioned and developed in cooperation with the German Research Obudsman.

Central issues

  • Definitions of good scientific practice and scientific misconduct
  • Degrees and extent of scientific misconduct
  • Examples for responsible and irresponsible conduct of research
  • Data and source management
  • Authorship and the process of publication
  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Conflict management: how to deal with scientific misconduct
  • Reactions to scientific misconduct
  • Study cases
  • Resources for Good Scientific Practice
  • Local, national and international guidelines and regulations

The online workshop encourages the active involvement of the participants and features the following didactic elements: case discussions, problem based learning in small groups, plenary discussion, information input

Please Prepare

  • LAPTOP / Desktop-PC with stable WLAN-connection, a webcam, headset or regular earbuds with a microphone
  • If possible: fast internet and cable-LAN-connection

Course description, lecturers, dates and venue:

Key data

  • Course language: English
  • 16 participants
  • Duration: 16 hours, two dates
  • Lecturer: Dr. Andrea Kliewer
  • Course number: 80009

Criteria for the allocation of places


New date: 21.09. +22.09.2023


Criteria for allocation of course places

As a first priority, the workshop places will be awarded to doctoral students, postdocs and scientific staff of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). However, registrations from other faculties of the LUH and of Hannover Medical School (MHH) are also considered. Participation fees see fee list! Basically, the places are awarded in each case in the order of registration. The participants and rejected applicants receive a notification by e-mail.