Course name: Research Ethics
Course code: FOR023F
Education cycle: Third-cycle (docoral level)
Syllabus established: Gunilla Isaksson
Examiner: Åsa Engström
Course Leader: Silje Gustafsson
Entry requirements: Admitted as doctoral student at Luleå University of Technology. Doctoral students from other universities can apply and will be admitted depending on availability.
Course aims: On completion of the course, the PhD candidate should be able to:
- Show independence and scientific honesty in one’s own research work, as well as reflect on one’s own values and how these affect the approach to research
- Show the ability to make relevant research ethical assessments in relation to one's own and others' research work, based on ethical principles for research, guidelines and relevant laws and regulations
- Demonstrate the ability to systematically reflect on one's own and others' research activities with respect to research ethics, equality, gender and sustainability
- Demonstrate the ability to assess questions about the role of science in society and on the researcher's responsibility towards society based on research ethical and scientific norms
- The philosophical foundations of research ethics
- Principles of research ethics, guidelines, codes and declarations
- Ethics and legislation
- Research ethical reasoning on the impact of research on people, societies and the resources of the earth
- Gender, intersectionality and equality in research and academia
- Scientific conduct
Realization: Literature studies, lectures, seminars and the writing of reflective reports after the seminars have been completed.
Examination format: The course is examined through active participation in seminars, writing of reports after seminars and the writing of a report.
Grading scale: Pass/Fail
ALLEA (2011). The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Retrieved from: http://www.esf.org/fileadmin/Public_documents/Publications/Code_Conduct_ResearchIntegrity.pdf
Lag (2003:460) om etikprövning som avser människor. http://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/dokument/svenskforfattningssamling/lag-2003460-om-etikprovning-av-forskning-som_sfs-2003-460
Mustajoki, H. & Mustajoki, A. (2017). A New Approach to Research Ethics. Using Guided Dialoge to Strengthen Research Communities. London: Routledge
National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. (1978). The Belmont report: Ethical principles and guidelines for the protection of human subjects of research. [Bethesda, Md.]: The Commission.
Vetenskapsrådet (2017). Good Research Practice. [Elektronic] Stockholm:Vetenskapsrådet.
Retrieved from: https://www.vr.se/download/18.2412c5311624176023d25b05/1529480532631/God-forskningssed_VR_2017.pdf
World Medical Association. World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki: Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. JAMA. 2013;310(20):2191–2194. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281053
Additional teaching material of about 100 pages in accordance with the teacher's instructions.
Deadline for registration for the course: 20/12, 09.00 AM
Send your registration to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course period: Study period 3, 2020.
Contact person: Silje Gustafsson