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Educational sessions

Aim and format

The Research School's educational sessions on interdisciplinary topics aim to encourage a broad and critical thinking about science through interactive teaching and student-centered learning. These sessions are primarily aimed at PhD students, but postdocs and principal investigators are also welcome to apply. Sessions are run once per year.

February 14, 2020: Scientific Integrity

In this educational session, participants will explore the principles and challenges of integrity and reproducibility in research from the perspective of scientific journals. Research integrity is addressed at multiple stages of the research process, from experimental design to the analysis and sharing of results. This workshop will be divided into a theory-based morning session, and an interactive afternoon session. 

Morning session (4h, up to 30 participants)

A thorough overview of responsible conduct of research (RCR) and research integrity (RI) topics from bias in experimental design to examples and consequences of misconduct.


  • What is research integrity?
  • Good practices for data acquisition, storage and sharing
  • Data/image integrity – good practices for reporting
  • Statistics and transparency
  • How do you ensure reproducibility?
  • How do journals deal with integrity issues and author conflicts?
  • How do you recognise conflicts? (with data or people)
  • What is your responsibility as a scientist/ an author?
  • When should you be an author on a paper?
  • Whistleblower – what should you do if you become aware of an integrity breach?
  • What constitutes a conflict of interest?
  • How can we increase the knowledge of research integrity?

Afternoon session (4h, up to 18 participants)

Following the theory presented in the 4-hour morning session, participants have the opportunity to go deeper into the topics and undertake more practical exercises around their own work, helping them to develop the right attitude and habits around designing, conducting and reporting experiments.

*Requirement: attendance to the morning session


Topic: “Scientific Integrity: how to publish reproducible results”

Trainer: Celine Carret, PhD, Senior Editor EMBO Molecular Medicine

Date and time: February 14, 2020 at 08.30 - 17.00 

Venue: BMC I1345

Registration/application: Mandatory and binding, seats are limited. You can register to the morning session only, or to both morning and afternoon* sessions. 
*Please note that attendance to the afternoon session requires participation during the morning session. Register here

Deadline: January 7, 2020. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application via email within one week after the application deadline. 


Céline Carret (Senior Editor)

Céline Carret completed her PhD at the University of Montpellier, France, characterising host immunodominant antigens to fight babesiosis, a parasitic disease caused by a unicellular Apicomplexan parasite closely related to the malaria agent Plasmodium. She further developed her post-doctoral career on malaria working at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK and Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon, Portugal. Céline joined EMBO Molecular Medicine as a Scientific Editor in March 2011.

Céline Carret, Senior Editor at EMBO Molecular Medicine
Céline Carret, Senior Editor at EMBO Molecular Medicine

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When and where?

February 14, 2020

Morning session: 08.30 - 12.00
Afternoon session: 13.00 - 17.00

Venue: BMC I1345

Topic: Scientific integrity: How to publish reproducible results



For questions or ideas, please contact:

Henrik Ahlenius
Henrik [dot] Ahlenius [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Christine Karlsson
Christine [dot] Karlsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Past educational sessions

October 19-20, 2017

Professor Tariq Enver
Head of the Stem Cell Laboratory and Director of the University College London Cancer Institute, UK

Topic: How to formulate good scientific questions

January 24, 2019

Professor Karla Ballman
Chief of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Ithaca, NY, USA

Topic: Experimental design and scientific rigor​​​​​​​