good scientific practice

good scientific practice

What is good scientific practice?

The Technical Faculty of IT and Design defines good scientific practice in compliance with The Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity and refer to the AAU Practice Committee

Violation of good scientific practice

In the Act on the Research Advisory System, scientific dishonesty is defined as: “Falsification, fabrication, plagiarism and other serious violation of good scientific practice committed willfully or grossly negligent by planning, performance or reporting research results.” The DCSD ministerial order enumerates a number of examples of what this definition includes and notes that the concept does not include questions concerning the quality or validity of scientific works.


Guidelines (effective 1/1 2014)

The guidelines apply to all staff, PhD students (employed as well as enrolled), adjunct professors, doctoral candidates and honorary doctors at the Technical Faculty of IT and Design. Students are not covered by these guidelines.
The current rules for students can be found at: and Regulations/.

Declaration of compliance with good scientific practice

A signed declaration of compliance with good scientific practice must accompany the submission of a PhD thesis and a doctoral dissertation:

Faculty Committee on Good Scientific Practice

The Faculty Committee on Good Scientific Practice is appointed by the Dean. Its purpose is to review individual cases and prepare a reasoned recommendation for the Dean. The committee is advisory and makes recommendations and generally does not make final decisions. However, there can be exceptions to this in relation to complaints that are assessed as manifestly unfounded.

The committee consists of

• Vice Dean Lars Døvling Andersen (chair)
• Case manager from the faculty administration
• A member from the academic staff with insight in the relevant area (ad hoc appointed)
• Head of the Doctoral School (member of the committee when the committee reviews cases involving employment conditions of enrolled PhD students)

contact person

Jacob Glensvang
Phone: + 45 9940 3444

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