It is assumed that DTU’s employees are familiar with the national and international standards for good scientific practice, and that they themselves take responsibility for being in compliance with these standards. If you are co-author on articles, you are equally responsible for the entire article and the scientific results having been put forward in accordance with the principles for good scientific practice.
As described in DTU’s research policy, the university’s degree programmes are research based and train students in research methods, teach them to adopt a constructive and critical approach to research findings, and mature and translate new knowledge into student competencies.
This means that the teacher is responsible for addressing the subject of good scientific practice in each course, in connection with project work etc., in the same way as good laboratory practice is taught in the relevant courses.
It has turned that plagiarism of written assignments via the internet is a growing problem, and as a result DTU uses anti-plagiarism programmes to evaluate projects and assignments. Reports are handed in via CampusNet and are automatically scanned for plagiarism, cf.
It is important that the use of good scientific practice is continued and especially that the rules regarding co-authorship and the principles for citation are discussed between the PhD student and the supervisor.
DTU considers lab books an important tool for documenting research results. Also it is a tool that can be used to prove that results can be re-produced and that the trial has been carried out. The use of lab books is recommended as a means of self regulation in connection with research and public sector consultancy.
Providing students with knowledge about good scientific practice must be a natural part of the teaching activities. Through their projects and conduct during courses, the students must show that they have understood the principles of good scientific practice.
The member of DTU’s executive board who is responsible for research must see to it that the principles for good scientific practice are observed at DTU. Any internal cases concerning an employee’s breach of the rules for good scientific practice are raised by the Office for Private and Public Sectors Services (AEM).
Cases regarding students’ breach of the rules are handled by DTU’s Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs (AUS).
Breach of the rules for good scientific practice by an employee is assessed and evaluated in accordance with the standard rules that relate to personnel.
Breach of the rules by a student is handled in accordance with DTU’s standard disciplinary rules.
Awarded degrees may be reconsidered.
If employees need assistance in connection with e.g. misuse of their results by an external party, the Office for Private and Public Sectors Services (AEM) can also be contacted.