Research Ethics: But I just want to do my research (interdisciplinary) - online

Research Ethics: But I just want to do my research! (interdisciplinary)- online19.09.2022 09:00 - 13:00 (Mon)onlineDr. Zschache, Elisabeth
Research Ethics: But I just want to do my research (interdisciplinary) - online20.09.2022 09:00 - 13:00 (Tue)onlineDr. Zschache, Elisabeth

!Attention!: The booking start for this workshop will already be August 23.

Please note that all participants for courses on Research Integrity will first be placed on a waiting list. You will shortly receive a confirmation message if places are available.

Participant Profile

Candidates in all years of doctoral research of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Universität Potsdam.


The aim of the workshop is to help the participants become more sensitive regarding the ethical problems of their own research. Thereby, they will be enabled to identify specific problematic fields within their work and to analyse them. For that, they learn about the basics of good scientific practice and apply them to their own cases. Finally, the participants work on strategies to deal with their discussed cases.


During the course, the participants deal with the following questions:

  • Which scientific standards apply and how do they create exclusion?

  • What claims of validity does research in general have? In which way is research always perspective?

  • What kind of scientific culture is presented and which kind of claims of power are connected with that?

  • How am I responsible for my research?


The examination of those questions includes getting to know the standards of good research practice and discussing them. This will also be combined with the fundamentals of philosophy of science. Thus, on the one hand the course communicates norms and standards in research. On the other hand, it focusses on the reflection of what good research practice and the connected values mean for the single participant and her specific work.

This Workshop comprises 8 work units.

Please Note

This course is open for doctoral candidates of the Berlin University Alliance and Universität Potsdam. All those eligible have to sign up via the Dahlem Research School course booking platform.

If there are free spots, we also allow postdocs to participate.

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Dr. Elisabeth Zschache