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Reflections on Good Research Practice: Upcoming Event

Calling all PhD Students and Post-Docs: in today’s blog, Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager in Edinburgh Research Office, highlights a not-to-be-missed event taking place on 29 September which will introduce researchers to key aspects of good research practice.

Who takes the credit for collaborative publications?  Who takes the responsibility?  What does good data management look like and what are the consequences of getting it wrong?

Recording, storing and presenting data, as well as publishing your findings, are key aspects of the research process.  They are also complex however, and understanding how to get them right is vital knowledge for researchers.  Knowing your responsibilities and learning how to avoid the pitfalls will save you time, hassle and heartache as you develop your career.

The issue of research culture is a hot topic at the moment, but what do we mean be research culture and why is it important?

About the event

We are running an online event to explore all of these issues.

Date: 29 September 2020

Time: 10am – 12noon

Our two-hour online event, aimed at PhD Students and Post-Doc Researchers will:

  • Introduce you to the key principles of publication ethics and good management of research data.
  • Provide guidance on how to get it right, how to avoid mistakes and where to find information and advice.
  • Explore the importance of research culture, the warning signs that tell you things aren’t right and what to do about them.


Publication Ethics with Dr Theo Andrew, Scholarly Communications Manager

Good Data Management with Martin Donnelly, Research Data Support Team

Research Culture with Prof Malcolm Macleod, Academic Lead for Research Integrity and Improvement and Professor of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience, CMVM. With Panellists Dr Ailsa Niven, Associate Dean (Research Ethics and Integrity) and Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health, Moray House School of Education and Sport, CAHSS, Prof Karen Chapman, Personal Chair of Molecular Endocrinology, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, CMVM and Dr Adam Stevens, FRAS, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Physics and Astronomy, CSE.

*This event will operate online via Collaborate.  Attendees will receive joining instructions after booking*

This event will be recorded and used as a learning resource for University of Edinburgh colleagues. By attending this event, you agree for any contribution to be recorded and used in this way.

Book a place at the event

To attend this event, please register via the following MyEd Event Bookings page

Further Information

For further information about this event, please contact Alan Campbell, Research Integrity Manager, Edinburgh Research Office.

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