Scientific research ethics

Résumé de la formation

The module provides elements for reflection, analysis and contextual setting.
It combines theoretical and practical knowledge.
It is interactive and promotes a concrete approach to the place and function of ethics in scientific approach and especially in doctoral research.


Introduction: Introducing the course and its objectives

  • Develop a willingness to be reflective in face of ethical issues
  • Know ethical values and concepts in scientific research
  • Identify and consult relevant actors and normative documents

Introductory exercise: spontaneous reflection on the constraints and resources associated with the injunction to integrity and ethics for scientists

I. Ethical issues and research integrity

  • Emergence of moral and ethical issues in science
  • Definitions: morals, ethics and integrity

Case Study 1: case of ethical drift in medical research (Pfizer, Nigeria)

II. Ethics of research in France: mapping of actors and normative texts

  • Recent advances
  • The French institutional system of research ethics and its shortcomings
  • Texts and resources

Practical case: illustration, reformulation and identification of practical limits of the ethical principles defined in the « National Charter for Research Integrity »

Case Study 2: a case of ethical drift in biological research (Lyssenko, USSR)

III. Scientific misconducts: case studies

  • Some studies measuring the magnitude of the phenomenon
  • Causes
  • Typology of misconducts

Case Study 3: a case of ethical drift in psychological research (Burt, Great Britain)

Practical exercise: « Dilemma Game » from Erasmus University of Rotterdam

  • Focus on plagiarism
  • What treatment for fraud?

Conclusion: ethical issues and career for researchers

Formateurs et formatrices

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Informations pratiques

  • Email (contact pédagogique) :
  • Dates prévisionnelles :
    Session 1 : 08 novembre 2021 de 9h à 17h ; Session 2 : 13 décembre 2021 de 9h à 17h
  • Lieu : à distance
  • Durée : 1 jour / 6h
  • Pré-requis : aucun
  • Public visé : doctorants 
  • Effectif maximum : 15




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