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Doctoral course

Research Ethics in Science and Technology, 2,5 credits

Course information

Research education subject

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus




Course content

The course provides an overview of the ethical issues associated with research in natural sciences and engineering. This includes the philosophical, moral and ethical considerations in research. The course includes:
- What is considered good research practices and professionalism
- Ethics in scientific publication
- Ethics of animal and human studies and ethical permits
- Ethical and legal aspects of handling of personal data
- Intellectual property
- Research misconduct and cheating and the responsibility for reporting
- Regulations and legislations associated with research


The course will run from week 38-41 during 2022. The Schedule will be posted here when it is settled.

Please register for the course by Sept 15, 2022.

Send your application to This is an email address

Course information

The course is offered in English and the number of students is limited to 15. The course will prioritize students from NT but it is open to students from other institutions at Örebro University. Further information will be sent after registration.


To gain access to the course, students in school of science and technology are recommended to have taken the course , “Research and Thesis Planning in Science and Technology, 7.5 credits” ("Forskning och avhandlingsplanering i naturvetenskap och teknik, 7,5 hp”) or equivalent. The students should have some experience in their present research project therefore it is recommended that this course is taken during the second year of their programme.


For more information, you are welcome to contact Jana Jass (This is an email address).