Research Ethics for Doctoral Students (course)
Course is designed for doctoral students and recommended for first or second year of study. The 2 ECTS course comprises of 46 hours of independent study (online) and 8 hours of workshops, taught by PhD Henriikka Mustajoki, and 2 hours of School specific seminars taught by PhD Annukka Jyrämä (compulsory attendance for both).
In the autumn 2023 the workshops and seminars will be held on campus and in the spring 2024 they will be held online.
BIZ: There will be two longer School specific seminars arranged for BIZ students, and they do not have to take part in the workshops by Henriikka Mustajoki.
CHEM: This course is part of CHEM’s course Toolkit for Doctoral students. If you are partipating in the Toolkit course, you don’t need to enroll to this course separately. If you have any qustions about taking this course as part of the CHEM Toolkit, please contact doctoral-chem(at)aalto.fi.
All course correspondence will be sent to the participants’ Aalto email, so please check your email at the start of the course for more details on assessment tasks and course content.
Course registration & information
Register for the course in Sisu (remember to include it in your credit plan, i.e. study plan in Sisu first). The course description and learning outcomes are also available in Sisu.
Course participant, 2023
This course helped me think of ethical concerns of my own research which is quite useful at my early stage of doctoral research.
|Course schedule and workshops
Online course 23.10.-29.11.2023
Workshop 1 (on campus): Mon 30.10.2023 at 14:15-18:00
School specific seminars (on campus):
Online course 26.2.-27.3.2024
Workshop 1 (online): 29.2.2024 at 14:15-18:00
School specific seminars (online):
|For 2 ECTS, you must attend both workshops 1 & 2, and your School specific seminar (BIZ: only both seminars, workshops not required). You may also join some other School's seminar instead, but please note that the content is tailored for each School.
Assessment deadlines, autumn 2023
Assessment 1: Fri 3.11.2023 - Ethical issues and challenges in my own research
Assessment 2: Fri 10.11.2023 - Peer Review
Assessment 3: Mon 13.-27.11.2023 - Discussion board on case studies
Assessment 4: Mon 220.127.116.113 - Reflection and solutions to ethical issues
Assessment 5: Mon 27.11.2023 – Deadline for online quizzes
Assessment 6: Participating in the School-specific seminars
These session focus on the research integrity, the research ethics review process at Aalto University and what research ethics aspects to take into account when planning your doctoral thesis work and data collection.
- The course will be taught online (http://www.findocnet.fi/). Please note that this is a national doctoral Moodle site and you can login with your HAKA login details.
- Moodle materials are available in English and Finnish and most assessment tasks can be completed in either English or Finnish, with the exception of assessment 3, which is completed in English.
- Student who have enrolled for the course in Sisu will receive the enrollment key to the course platform about one week before the course starts. The enrollment key is personal and should not be shared with students not enrolled on the course. The course platform will be available a week before the formal course start date.
Most of the course is self-directed and allows for great flexibility with when and where it is done. However, assessments have strict deadlines as outlined above.
Enrollment, credits, general arrangements: Doctoral education serives at [email protected]
Online study & workshops: PhD Henriikka Mustajoki at [email protected]
School-specific seminars: PhD Annukka Jyrämä at [email protected]
Course participant, 2023
The availability of online course materials, the workshops, and the forum discussions have facilitate my learning to a great extent.
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