Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Good Research Practice for (Post)Doctoral researchers

Course description:

The workshop serves to prevent conflicts in scientific working as well as their treatment.

The following methods are used: dialogic short presentations, participant-specific case studies, targeted invidual and group work, discussions and reflections


  • Basics of responsible conduct and professional ethos of a researcher
    •  Introduction: Research, ethical principles and ethos
    • Basic (inter-)national recommendations and regulations for safeguarding good research practice and research integrity
    • Research misconduct: Examples, elements of offense, reasons and consequences (incl. excursus on plagiarism and copyright) 

  • General Responsibilities

    • Quality Management, research design and documentation/archiving
    • Publication process, authorship and review of manuscripts
    • Supervision: Expectations, duties and roles
    • Organizational culture: Collaboration, communication, prevention in dealing with conflict
    • Procedures in case of suspicion and relevant contact points

  • Important specific responsibilities [*depending on participants’ disciplinary/research background]

    • Important prior to any data collection: Authorization or permission relevant research
    • [Research on animals]*
    • [Research on humans]*
    • [Surveys, interviews, data privacy and security issues of personal data in research]*

Target audience: TransMed's doctoral candidates, clinician scientists, and postdocs (if possible at an early stage of the research career). The workshop is mandatory for all TransMed members!

Number of participants: Max. 20 participants

Next wokshops:

22.+23.06.2023, 9.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m., online

Technology: Zoom. Please check that your PC meets the requirements beforehand (microphone, camera, Internet connection).


11.08.2023, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. in the seminar room 1 of buildung 102 at the University Medical Center


For the workshop, 1 CP for scientific skills can be credited. 


Ivonne Dietzel
Program Coordinator
Bldg. 907, Room 01-212
University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz

Tel. +49 6131 17-7631