Scientific integrity

Scientific integrity is a mandatory course for all PhD students at TU Delft

Topics that are essential to be covered are:

  • Plagiarism
  • Fabrication
  • Falsification (not in the Popperian sense, but referring to manipulation of data, research materials etc) (also called FFP)
  • Reproducibility, replication etc
  • Data protection vs open data
  • Human Research Ethics
  • Authorship
  • Conflicts of interest 
  • Code of Ethics of TU Delft

Seminar 1: Scientific misconduct

What makes science (good) science?

What are the consequences of scientific misconduct?

Seminar 2: Scientific integrity

What are the scientific virtues?

How can we keep ourselves honest?

Seminar 3: Practical research skills

How can we avoid and detect plagiarism, self-plagiarism, etc.?

Our section also plays a major role in shaping the integrity policy of TU Delft. Check out this link for the the current version (2018-2024) of the <link en about-tu-delft strategy strategy-documents-tu-delft integrity-policy _blank>Integrity policy of TU Delft.

History of Human Research Ethics: a short introduction