PhD Course - Research - Code of Conduct
PhD course: Research - Code of Conduct
Organizer(s): Sisse Finken, Associate professor, Head of PhD School at the ITU Lecturer(s)
Gitte Bang Stald, DD, Associate professor, member of ITU Research Ethics Committee
Yvonne Dittrich, CS, Professor, member of ITU Research Ethics Committee
Katrine Meldgaard Kjær, BIT, Assistant professor, member of ITU Research Ethics Committee
Christina Durup, Legal ITU
Anaya Mourad Jensen, Legal ITU
Lilian Schelde Baunbæk, IT, the ITU
Clement Salung Petersen, Professor, Copenhagen University
Morten Rosenmeier, Professor, Copenhagen University
Dates of the course: December 7th – 8th 2020
Deadline for notification: The deadline for registration is closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00 Dec. 7th – 13:00 December 8th 2020.
Online via Teams. Please find the meeting link in the outlook booking.
The course is interdisciplinary in focus and concentrates on different research ethical aspects relevant for early stage scholars. The ethical aspects span areas such as the GDPR, IT and data security at the ITU, and the very conduct of responsible research, herein academic freedom, conflicts of interests, plagiarism, authorship, and open access.
The aim with the course is for PhD students to be able to assess, manage, and secure research data with respect to the GDPR and to train PhD students’ ethical conciseness throughout the process of research. That is, from local management and storage of research data generated, to sharing of data among (close) cooperative partners, over to the very publication of data (herein inventions and commercialization processes), and, further, to the planning of, and articulation about, deletion of research data.
Teaching style: Lectures, panel discussions, hands-on, quiz, and Q&A.
Relevance of the course: To be GDPR compliant during the PhD study with respect to research data, to be able to conduct responsible research, and to strengthen competences vis-a-vis future career paths in terms of being able to address GDPR/research ethical issues in proposals for research agencies and/or for industry, public institutions/organizations, and the like.
Preparation for the course: The PhD School strongly recommends PhD students to fill out the ‘Record of Processing and Privacy Impact Assessment’ (PIA) (for further information see below ‘Preparation for the course´). Also, attending PhD students should read the literature and get acquainted with the online resources provided.
Evaluation: Upon completion of the course, attending PhD students are invited to evaluate the course for further improvements.
Having completed the full course successfully, PhD students will be able to:
- Pinpoint the basics of the GDPR, herein protection of personal and/or sensitive data
- Identify resources that can assist in issues pertaining to the GDPR, Research Ethical issues and inventions
- Manage and store research data securely at the ITU
- React to grey zones in research endeavors and be skilled in knowing how to handel such with respect to the GDPR
- Conduct research responsibly
During the first day, PhD students get to know about GDPR, IT security, and rights in relation to patens at the ITU. Within this, we start the day with a panel discussion that addresses research ethical concerns/dilemmas relevant for all PhD students at the ITU. The panel is cross-departmentally composed by the members of ITU’s Research Ethics Committee: Gitte Bang Stald, DD, Yvonne Dittrich, CS, and Katrine Meldgaard Kjær, BIT. After a break, Rasmus Balle and Anaya Mourad Jensen, Legal at the ITU, continue with an overview of the most pertaining issues of the GDPR and GDPR at the ITU. This session is followed by a quiz on ‘Grey Zone Issues’ in relation to conduct of research and research collaborations. The program continues with a post about inventions at the ITU by Christina Durup, Legal at the ITU. The day ends with a walk-through of approved IT systems at the ITU by Lilian Schelde Baunbæk, IT, the ITU. We sum up the first day with Q&A.
Clement Salung Petersen, KU, and Morten Rosenmeier, KU, give an introduction to responsible conduct of research, the basic concepts and enforcement. They also touch upon the following:
Academic freedom and freedom of speech - case-based discussions
- Conflicts of interests – case-based discussions
- Research planning and data management (including research collaborations)
- Plagiarism, double publication (“self-plagiarism”), good quotation practice, etc. – case-based discussions
- Publishing: Authorship and acknowledgements, publishing agreements, open access
After Clement and Morten’s lectures we end the course at noon with a lunch having room for reflections and questions about the topics of the course.
Day 1 – Monday Dec. 7th
9:00-9:05: Welcome and introduction to the course (Sisse Finken)
9:05-10:00: The ITU Research Ethics Committee (Gitte Bang Stald, Katrine Meldgaard Kjær, and Yvonne Dittrich) presents local research ethical/GDPR related issues followed by Q&A. (Moderator: Sisse Finken)
10:00-10:15: Coffee break
10:15-11:15 Short intro to main issues of GDPR and GDPR resources at the ITU web (relevant vis-à-vis the PIA (see preparation for the course)) (Christina Durup & Anaya Mourad Jensen, Legal at the ITU)
11:15-12:15 Quiz: ‘Grey Zone Issues’ (Christina Durup and Anaya Mourad Jensen, Legal, the ITU))
12:15-12:45 Lunch break
12:45-13:15 Inventions at the ITU (Christina Durup, Legal, the ITU)
13:15-13:45 IT and data security at the ITU (Lilian Schelde Baunbæk, IT, the ITU)
13:45-14:00 Q&A – recapping the day with respect to the PhD students’ research
Day 2 – Tuesday Dec. 8th
9:00-9:20 Introduction to the day, which is run by Clement Salung Petersen, KU, and Morten Rosenmeier, KU: Responsible conduct of research – basic concepts and enforcement
9:20-9:40 Academic freedom and freedom of speech - case-based discussions
9:40-10:20 Conflicts of interests – case-based discussions
10:20-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:15 Plagiarism, double publication (“self-plagiarism”), good quotation practice, etc. – case-based discussions
11:15-11:45 Publishing: Authorship and acknowledgements, publishing agreements, open access
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Q&A: recapping the day with issues relevant for your research.
To attend, you must be a PhD student enrolled at the IT University
1 page on the topic of the course with emphasis on aspects you find interesting and how they are relevant for your research. The reflection note is approved by Sisse Finken and must be submitted to her no later than January 6th 2021.
1 ECTS for full attendance
Amount of hours the student is expected to use on the course
Participation: hours 15
Preparation: hours 14
Literature and online resources:
AMC Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2018): https://www.acm.org/code-of-ethics
Shilton, K. (2012): Values Levers: Building Ethics into Design. Jour. STHV, Vol. 38, Issue 3, 2013: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0162243912436985
Interview with Jens Christian Godskesen and Gitte Bang Stand on research ethics and integrity. By Malene Mee Ahrens (2019): https://intranet.itu.dk/Organisation/Internal%20News%20from%20ITU/Research%20ethics%20and%20integrity%20in%20the%20spotlight
Online resources (for Monday):
Good Scientific Practice, the ITU web: https://en.itu.dk/research/good-scientific-practice
Research Ethics and Integrity, the ITU web: https://en.itu.dk/research/research-ethics-and-integrity
GDPR, the ITU web: https://intranet.itu.dk/guides/gdpr
ITU Research Ethics Committee, the ITU web: https://intranet.itu.dk/organisation/management-committees/itu-research-ethics-committee
Online sources (for Tuesday):
The Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (http://ufm.dk/publikationer/2014/filer-2014/the-danish-code-of-conduct-for-research-integrity.pdf)
Practical advice regarding good scientific practice from the Committee on Good Scientific Practice at UCPH (available here: http://praksisudvalget.ku.dk/publikationer/folder_pbu3_uk1.pdf/)
The following articles (either in Danish or English) on www.forskerportalen.dk
Preparation for the course:
As preparation for the course, the PhD School strongly recommends PhD students to fill out the form ‘Record of Processing and Privacy Impact Assessment’ (find PIA here). Prior to the course, make sure to book your principal supervisor and/or P1 (of the research project where you are affiliated) for a meeting to fill out the form. Estimate less than 2 hours for filling it out. Bring along the complete (or a semi-completed) PIA to the course, here we will go over the most pertaining issues in plenum. After the course, email your PIA to legal at the ITU (@Rasmus Balle and Anaya Mourad Jensen) and/or schedule a meeting with them if you still encounter troubles filling it out.
Next to filling out the PIA, you should read the literature listed and you must get acquainted with the online resources provided.