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PhD Supervisor Talk: New initiative to increase awareness of research integrity among the PhD students at the final phase of their studies


PhD Supervisor Talk: New initiative to increase awareness of research integrity among the PhD students at the final phase of their studies


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PhD Supervisor Talk:

New initiative to increase awareness of research integrity among the PhD students at the final phase of their studies

Content: When PhD students reach the final phase of their studies and start to publish their papers and are getting ready to submit their thesis, research integrity suddenly becomes a very tangible subject. Thus, when submitting their papers, they typically will be confronted with issues about authorship, conflicts of interests, permissions to conduct research involving human subjects or animals, and data sharing. Also, funders may make similar or further requirements, e.g., regarding open access publishing. Furthermore, most journals screen manuscripts for text duplication/plagiarism and reject submissions if too much similarity to published texts are found. Finally, the Graduate School of Health and Medical has screened PhD theses for text duplication using the program iThenticate since 2013.

Mistakes in handling these issues can have grave consequences. This is not least the case for cases of plagiarism. The Danish law for scientific dishonesty which has been in function since 2017 requires that all cases of plagiarism found must be passed on to the Danish Committee on Research Misconduct via the Practice Committee at the University of Copenhagen. So far eight cases of suspected plagiarism have been passed on from our faculty, of which one led to a verdict of research misconduct. These cases typically delay the PhD defence by up to two years and may prevent the PhD student from getting the PhD degree.

The Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences has since 2011 aimed to prepare the PhD students for these issues by means of a mandatory one-day course on Responsible Conduct of Research at the start of the PhD. However, it has become apparent that the PhD students need a stronger focus on the requirements when publishing manuscripts and theses. Therefore, a new mandatory[1] half-day PhD course entitled ‘Responsible Conduct of Research 2: Getting ready for submission of manuscripts and thesis’, has been established for 3rd year PhD students. The course will give access to having the PhD thesis pre-screened for duplicate text at the Royal Library before submitting it to the Graduate School.

At this PhD Supervisor talk, Peter Sandøe will present this new initiative and its background while Hans Bräuner-Osborne will present the work of the Committee on Duplication Text Screening and the iThenticate screening procedure at SUND.

Speakers:
Peter Sandøe is Professor of Bioethics at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science at SUND and at the Department of Food and Resource Economics at SCIENCE, UCPH. He has been member of the Practice Committee at the University of Copenhagen since 2007 and been its vice-chair since 2011. Together with the Head of the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences he has from the outset been leader of the courses in research integrity for the PhD students and their supervisors.

Hans Bräuner-Osborne is Professor of Molecular Pharmacology at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, SUND, UCPH. From 2013-2019 he was Head of the Graduate Programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences. January 1, 2020 he was appointed Head of the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences and chairman of the Committee on Duplication Text Screening.   

Program:

15:30-16:15 Responsible Conduct of Research 2: Getting Ready for Submission of Manuscripts and Thesis – why this new initiative? By Peter Sandøe

16:15-16:35 Screening for duplicate text in PhD theses and the work of the Committee on Duplicate Text screening by Hans Bräuner-Osborne

16:35-17:00 Time for discussion

Time and date: Tuesday 14 September 2021, 15.30-17.00.

Max. number of participants: 50.

Registration: Please register no later than 13 September 2021.

Venue: This PhD Supervisor Talk will take place at Panum, Blegdamsvej 3b, Maersk Tower, 15th floor in room 92 (Foredragssalen / 7.15.92).

Organizer: Mia Dabelsteen, mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk, Special advisor, The Graduate School. 

The Graduate school now offers two PhD Supervisor Talks per semester. These are talks for PhD supervisors at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Other faculty members are also welcome.

[1] The course is mandatory for PhD students enrolled after 1 August 2020, and other PhD students at SUND are also welcome to complete the course.

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Københavns Universitet, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Tlf: +4593509189
mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk

Kontaktinformationer til arrangør

Københavns Universitet, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet
Tlf: +4593509189
mia.dabelsteen@sund.ku.dk