Literature management and responsible research practices (SPRING)
March 27. Deadline for registration: March 13.
Researcher’s rights to scientific works and Anti-plagiarism screening
In-class PhD course offered to ITU by The Royal Danish Library
Type of activity: a modular course for PhD students enrolled at ITU.
Sisse Finken, Associate professor, Head of PhD School, ITU
Michael Svendsen, Head of Research Support, Copenhagen University Library/The Royal Danish Library, Denmark
Lorna Wildgaard, PhD, Research Support, Copenhagen University Library/The Royal Danish Library, Denmark
Bo Søgaard Jensen, Copenhagen University Library
Katarina Smitt Engberg, Research Support, Copenhagen University Library
Lars Jørgensen, Roskilde University Library
Rasmus Rindom Riise, Research Support, Copenhagen University Library
Torben Jørgensen, Copenhagen University Library
Date of the course:
March 27, 2023
10:00-15.00 including breaks
Royal Library Søndre Campus (South Campus), University of Copenhagen.
Karen Blixens Plads (glasbygningen / glass building), 1st floor
How to sign up and deadlines:
You register by filling out this form.
Deadline for registration Module 3: March 13.
Deadline for preparatory assignments: March 17.
General course description (see below for a description of module 3):
This generic hands-on course is about transferable skills and is divided into three modules. The first two modules concern literature reviews, search methods and responsible documentation. The third plagiarism screening and rights to scientific works. The aim of the course is to give a general understanding of the principles underlying literature-based studies and give hands-on experience in tools designed to support the responsible production of literature-based research.
The programme of the course is designed to train PhD students to think critically about how they handle the literature they use in their research, as well as the practical and methodological considerations literature-based research encompasses.
The course modules can be taken individually or as a complete package. We recommend the student takes the modules in chronological order to get the best learning outcome. Taken individually, we recommend module 1 and 2 for new and mid-term PhD students and module 3 for students in their final year.
After completing all modules, the PhD student will be able to:
- Plan a literature search and select appropriate methodologies (module 1)
- Handle bibliographic references in software for reference management and review management (module 1 and module 2)
- Choose and develop protocols for review work (module 2)
- Navigate within the concepts of copyright and identify copyright transfer requirements from publishers and find open publishing routes (module 3)
- Understand how to stay clear of plagiarism and self-plagiarism in your thesis or manuscript based on the results of a pre-screening report (module 3)
Module 3 – course description:
Copyright plays an important role in research publishing. It is the legal instrument that enable one to control any artistic or literary work, such as a research article or thesis. This workshop will present the “anatomy” of copyright and shed light on the concepts within copyright. Participants will also get insight in copyright transfer agreements, open publishing routes and the Creative Commons licenses in research publishing.
Accordingly, the final part of the module will address the responsible conduct of research, particularly good citation practice, plagiarism and self-plagiarism. By participating in the module, you have the opportunity to have your thesis pre-screened for duplicate text. Each participant will receive 15 minutes individual feedback on the results of the pre-screening report. The results of the pre-screening are only guiding and not legally binding to the Royal Danish Library. It is not possible to get access to the pre-screening without participating in the entire module.
NB: Your diploma serves as ticket for a pre-screening of your thesis when you get to that stage in PhD process.
Programme module 3:
10:00 - 10:25: Welcome and introduction to the day (Rasmus Rindom Riise)
10:25 - 11:10: Rights to research: Introduction to copyright in research (Lars Jørgensen)
11:10 - 11:25: Break
11:25 - 12:10: Introduction to Open Access (Katarina Smitt Engberg)
12:10 - 13:10: Lunch (at the ITU)
13:10 - 13:50: Introduction to Creative Commons licenses in scientific works (Rasmus Rindom Riise)
13:50 - 14:00: Break
14:00 - 14:45: Anti-plagiarism screening of PhD theses (Bo Søgaard Jensen and Torben Jørgensen)
14:45 - 15:00: Wrapping up the day and introducing the reflection assignment (Rasmus Rindom Riise)
Upon completion of each module, participants are invited to evaluate the course for future improvements.
To attend, you must be a PhD student enrolled at the IT University
Prior to each module, the PhD students are required to complete a set of preparatory questions and complete small assignments. On completion to each module, the participants are required to complete a reflection assignment on the topic of the module. Both pre- and post-module assignments must be completed in order to receive the ECTS credits
Deadline for the reflection assignment is the 20th of April (to be submitted in Teams)
1½ ECTS for full attendance of the three modules, or 0,5 ECTS for each completed module.
Amount of hours the student is expected to use on each module:
Participation: 6 hours (4 hour module + reflection assignment)
Preparation: 8 hours (readings + preparatory questions + small assignments)
Minimum 8 and maximum 30 persons.
You will receive a link to Teams (where you find syllabus, preparatory assignments, etc.) for the modules you sign up for 10 days prior to the start date. Please familiarize yourself with the material in the Teams channel, under ‘Files’.