Soft Skills Course: “Good Scientific Practice” by Dr. Christian Schmitt-Engel (FAU)
On the 12th of October, EBM Researchers were brought to the knowledge of the “Good Scientific Practice“ by Dr. Christian Schmitt-Engel who held a lecture on the topic at the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructured Films (IZNF). After being introduced to the rules and regulations of Good Research Practice (from DFG, FAU, and Singapore-statement) students were split into groups to discuss some of the relevant aspects of the guidelines, followed by a presentation summarising the thoughts of the group work. The day raised lots of questions and discussions among the DRs, which were promptly moderated by Dr. Schmitt-Engel: from applying the ethical standards and methods of the scientific community to documenting data and results and acknowledging the contributions of others. The course represented a moment of note to ponder on the principles and values that should be integral parts of a good research scientist and on the importance of the regulations stated for ensuring quality, accountability, and integrity of scientific work.
Erica Cecchini (A02)