Research Ethics and Integrity

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Alan Irwin

Course coordinator
Alan Irwin

Course content

This one-session training and development course will be compulsory for all new PhD registrants at CBS.


Overall aim

To introduce CBS PhDs to the basic concepts, principles and practical issues of research ethics and research integrity.



Introduction and background (why do CBS researchers need to consider research ethics and integrity?); The Danish code of conduct and related statements (what do you need to know?); Scenarios (what does all this mean in practice?); Discussion and reflection (how does this relate to my own research?); Lessons learnt (what do I take away?).


Lecture plan

This will be a half-day session led by Alan Irwin (with possible participation from other colleagues). It is planned to run in October or November on an annual basis. Topics covered will include: research integrity, research misconduct, authorship and acknowledgement, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, research ethics, guidelines and good practices, informed consent.


Course time: 8:30 - 13:30 (lunch from 12:30 - 13:30)


Teaching style: lecture/class discussion/small group exercises


Learning Objectives

This short course will give all PhD candidates a basic understanding of the issues of research ethics and integrity which are directly relevant to their own doctoral research and which they might encounter in their professional development.


Course literature

All students should have read the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity before attending the course.


Suggested readings:

British Sociological Association (March 2002) Statement of ethical practice.

Mark Israel (ed) (2014) Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists: beyond regulatory compliance. Sage.

Singapore Statement on Research Integrity (2010)

Minimum number of participants

Maximum number of participants


Copenhagen Business School
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg

Room: K.146

Contact information

Alan Irwin, ai.ioa@cbs.dk

Blazenka Blazevac-Kvistbo, bbk.research@cbs.dk

Registration deadline

There are 24 seats on the course, and registration is on a “first come, first serve” basis. After the registration deadlien you will receive an e-mail about your participation in this course or the next course. The selection is made by the date of registration for the course.