The main goal of the half-day workshop is to make graduate students aware about good scientific practice and take note and critically challenge the sometimes rather implicit rules and guidelines. Topics the workshop wishes to address are reproducible research, challenges in current statistical practices across disciplines, plagiarism, publication practices and ombuds-system. This workshop is organized in a joint effort from the Life Science Graduate Program Network in Munich.
This workshop is part of the Life Science Campus Großhadern/Martinsried, which exhibits a concentration of internationally renowned research institutions, unique in Europe. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, the Max-Planck-Institutes for Biochemistry, Neurobiology and Psychiatry as well as from the Helmholtz Center work in close proximity. In addition to these research institutions, several LMU clinical institutes are located on campus, integrating cutting-edge research with state-of-the-art medical care. See www.campusmartinsried.de/en/home/ for more detailed information.
This dense concentration of expertise provides a rich research and educational environment for doctoral candidates, and hosts a number of graduate programs. These programs have strong individual assets, fostering the development of scientific expertise and successful careers in a broad spectrum of fields in the life sciences.
The various graduate programs of the Life Science Campus have teamed up to work toward the common goal of providing doctoral researchers an excellent education with a sound foundation based on good scientific practice. This Campus network is committed to creating synergies, strengthening the scientific community by promoting interdisciplinary communication and cooperation as well as organizing large scale information events on topics of overall interest and benefit.