Course Syllabus for

Ethics, Integrity, and Misconduct in Research
Etik, god sed och oredlighet i forskning

GEM075F, 1.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2018
Decided by: Annika Mårtensson
Date of establishment: 2018-09-11

General Information

Division: Doctoral Research Training
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: Swedish


The course aims to improve doctoral students capacities in research ethics, and provide an understanding of the need of measures that can enhance credibility in research processes. It also aims to foster a critical approach to the participants own research and that of others.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must be able to independently suggest measures that prevent fraudulent research.

Course Contents

Basic ethical principles, the objectives of research, research integrity, fraudulent research (including the Lund University policy on such matters), ethics of research result dissemination (publication), researcher aurthority (incl. issues of outreach), legislation.

Course Literature

VR & ALLEA: The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity – ALLEA (All European Academies). VR and ALLEA, 2017. ISBN 9783000557675.
Handed out by the course leaders. In addition God forskningssed, Vetenskapsrådet (2017) is handed out.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, exercises, project, self-study literature review. The course includes lectures, discussions, group work, and reading of literature. Participants actively analyse research from an academic conduct point of view, in order bto minimize risks of fraudulent research.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, seminars given by participants. 100% attendance is required to pass the course.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Doctoral students at LTH are eligible to taker the course.
Assumed prior knowledge: -
Selection criteria: Selection of participants is based on priority of students who took more ects in their doctoral programme.

Further Information

The cours is part of the general course perogramme for PhD students at LTH.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinators:
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