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300102 VO Research Ethics - A hands-on approach (2016W)

What do I have to consider when writing proposals and working in the laboratory?

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: English

Examination dates



Die Vorbesprechnung findet am 03.10.2016 von 10:00-11:00 im
Seminarraum 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14 statt.
Die LV findet in den ersten 3 Oktoberwochen täglich von 09:00-11:00 im SR 1, UZA 1 statt.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the lecture is to provide an overview of biological research related ethical and legal issues that are currently included in ethics reviews at a national and international level. The aim is to provide students and researchers with a toolset that will enable them to identify such issues early on in the research design level. Furthermore, concrete measures will be presented on how those issues are currently handled in ethics reviews. These concrete risk mitigation concepts will empower students and researchers to go beyond identification of ethical and moral dilemma, and to implement ethics safeguards relevant to the research and in-line with international and national ethics standards.
The lecture will address key ethical issues in biological research like the involvement of human subjects in research, data protection/privacy, animal testing, environmental and human safety as well as security (dual use) issues.
Focus in all presentations will be on hands-on guidance in resolving practical research questions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Multiple Choice Test

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Die Vorlesung konzentriert sich auf eine Darstellung aktueller angewandter biologischer Forschungsethikthemen, rechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen und Best Practice Approaches.
Die Vorlesung wird auf Englisch gehalten, sollte Interesse bestehen können einzelne Module auch auf Deutsch gehalten werden

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