Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Good Research Practice for (Post)Doctoral researchers

Due to the current situation, the workshop will be held online this year.

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

Target audience: 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


  • Basics of responsible conduct and ethical principles in Research
    •  Introduction: Values, virtues, potential problems and conflicts in scientific contexts
    • Basic guidelines of the DFG, relevant codices and regulations for safeguarding good research practice and scientific integrity
    • Scientific misconduct: Examples, elements of offense and consequences, procedures for coping with scientific misconduct (incl. excursus plagiarism)  

  • General Responsibilities

    • Data collection and research documentation
    • Publication process, authorship and review of manuscripts
    • Supervision: Expectations, duties and roles
    • Organizational culture: Challenges of collaboration and communication in teams and in scientific collaborations. Strategies to prevent and to manage problems as well as conflict in everyday research environment
    • Procedures in case of suspicion and relevant contact persons (of according institution(s)

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

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

Next wokshop: to be announced 

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

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