Science is a value-laden and rule-based activity. Academics and professionals have to obey ethical codes and standards of good scientific practice. To be successful in science one has to know how to get funding for research projects, how to launch a paper in a high-ranking scientific journal, and whether to publish it in an open access or a subscription journal. In this workshop we will learn how science works and on which rules it is based. We will examine examples and case studies of moral dilemmas in science, focussing on such topics as science policy, fraud in science, freedom of research, and publication ethics. This workshop will stimulate ethical thinking and social awareness, which are important assets for academic career.
- recognizing moral issues in science
- ability to apply moral concepts and principles to practical situations
- ability to distinguish between facts and values, science and pseudoscience
- enhancing the sense of responsibility as a scientist towards society and the scientific community
- knowing the scope and limits of scientific freedom
- knowing the basic norms and guidelines of good scientific practice and publication ethics
values in science, science and pseudoscience, the impact of science on society, science as a social activity, bibliometrics, science policy, freedom of research, fraud and misconduct in science (case studies), codes of ethics, guidelines on good scientific practice and publication ethics, transparency in science, the EU initiative for open science
Dieses Seminar gehört zu den überfachlichen Lehrveranstaltungen zur Vermittlung interdisziplinärer Themen nach §5 Abs. 4 Nr. 3 PromO 2016.
Der genaue Veranstaltungsort wird eine Woche vor der Veranstaltung per E-Mail bekannt gegeben.