Scientific Integrity & Ethics and Animal Science

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
9-10-11 September 2019 Wageningen Campus, Forum Building - combined conference rooms 031-034 (behind the Grand Cafe at the ground floor of Forum) Marianne Bruining 15 / 15 Course is fully booked
6-7-8 January 2020 Wageningen Campus, Room t.b.d. Marianne Bruining 15 / 15 Registration ended at 09/12/2019

Course description


General Information

Target Group: PhD's and postdocs
Group size: Max. 15  participants
Course duration:


Language: English
Credit points: 1.5 ECTS
Self-study hours:  
Name lecturer: Prof. Bart Gremmen, Prof. Elsbeth Stassen, dr. Bernice Bovenkerk

Wageningen Campus, Forum Building - combined conference rooms 031-034 (behind the Grand Cafe at the ground floor of Forum)


Day 1: Scientific Integrity


NB: please be informed that this course involves homework:

Day 1
9.00 – 10.15 Introduction 1: Ethical issues in research; basic values in science; integrity; breaches of integrity.
10.15 – 12.00 Small case-studies in groups
13.00 – 13.45 Introduction 2: Scientific Integrity in everyday work situations
13.45 – 15.15 Interactive video assignment: The Lab (in small groups. Short plenary discussion).
15.30 – 17.00  Systematic analysis of individual projects: Where are integrity tensions? Methodologically weak points? What does one need to be able to cope with tensions? Discussion in small groups and a plenary at the end.

Day 2 and 3: Ethics and Animal Science

Day 2 
9.30-12.00 Introduction Animal Ethics 
13.00-17.00 Introduction Environmental ethics

Day 3
9.30-10.30 Culture and Ethics
10.30 -12.00 Ethics in the PhD projects of the participants​

13.00- 17.00 Animal Experimentation Committee


1) Reduced fee: PhD candidates of Wageningen University doing a Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) and post-docs of Wageningen University that are registered at one of the graduate schools of Wageningen (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS, WIMEK) € 165,-
2) University fee: All other PhD candidates / post-docs as well as staff of Wageningen University € 330,-
3) External fee: All other participants € 660,-

Fee includes study and training material, coffee/tea and lunches.

Cancellation condition

Until four weeks before the start of the course, you can cancel free of charge. After this date you will be charged with the “University Fee”. Unless:


  • You can find someone to replace you in the course and supply the course coordinator with the name and contact information of your replacement. In this case you will only be charged a €50,- cancellation fee.
  • You (PhD’s and post-docs of Wageningen University) have a valid reason to cancel (circumstances beyond your control). In this case you will be charged the reduced fee and your supervisor/PI must send a mail indicating the reason for cancellation. 



For more information please contact WIAS,