Graduate Studies in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Dr Martin R. Galpin

Michaelmas Term

 

Timetable

For graduate students: the lecture will take place as part of the Graduate Induction, on Tuesday 2nd October, at 2pm in the ICL Lecture Theatre.

For Part II students: the lecture will take place on Friday 2nd November, at 3.30pm in the ICL Lecture Theatre.

Attendance is compulsory for all new postgraduate students and all Part II students.

 

Overview

The course will introduce the following aspects of research integrity and responsible conduct of research:

  • The need for responsible research
  • Scientific misconduct
  • Harassment and Bullying
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Record keeping and research data management

The topics will be illustrated by recent examples and case studies in chemical research.

 

Resources

Books on research integrity and responsible conduct of research:

On being a scientist: A guide to Responsible Conduct in Research
This is a very informative and well-written book covering many aspects of research integrity. A pdf is free to download.

Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research, Francis L. Macrina, ASM Press
A thorough and up-to-date discussion of all the issues covered in the lecture.

Writing the Laboratory Notebook, Howard M. Kanare, ACS
An excellent guide to keeping a lab notebook.

Links to some of the resources and news articles mentioned in the lectures.
(Note that some are opinion pieces, presented here to stimulate thinking about various issues. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the lecturer!)