Scientific Integrity & Ethics and Animal Science

Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator  
27-28-29 August 2018 Wageningen Campus, Orion Building room C3040 Marianne Bruining Course is fully booked

Course description


General Information

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

This 3-days course consists of two modules:
Module 1: Scientific Integrity 27 August 2018 (1 day plus homework)
Module 2: Ethics and Animal Science, 28-29 August 2018 (2 days)

NB: Module 1 Scientific Integrity can be followed as a separate course by non-WIAS PhD candidates. If you are not a WIAS PhD candidate, instead of registering for this course of 2 modules, please register for the course Scientific Integrity.


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


Module 1: Scientific Integrity 27 August 2018  - Orion Building room C3040

Module 2: Ethics and Animal Science, 28-29 August 2018 - Orion Building room C3040



MODULE 1: Scientific Integrity, 27 August 2018


Read the ‘Code of Conduct’ of the VSNU.

Apply the code to your own project/situation (about 1 page) and send it to before August 13th.

Day 1 - 27 August 2018
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.

MODULE 2: Ethics and Animal Science, 28-29 August 2018

Day 2 - 28 August 2018 
9.30-12.00 Introduction Animal Ethics 
13.00-17.00 Introduction Environmental ethics

Day 3 - 29 August 2018 
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) € 225,-
2) University fee: All other PhD candidates / post-docs as well as staff of Wageningen University € 450,-
3) External fee: All other participants € 900,-

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,