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Good scientific practice

The Academic Council is responsible for developing and maintaining high academic standards at the Faculty of Engineering and Science and setting guidelines to promote good scientific practice.

Good scientific practice

The Academic Council is responsible for developing and maintaining high academic standards at the Faculty of Engineering and Science and setting guidelines to promote good scientific practice.

The purpose of the guidelines is:

  • To promote good scientific research practice at the faculty.
  • To disseminate knowledge and understanding of good scientific research practice at ENGINEERING.
  • To prevent errors that occur due to a lack of knowledge on standards and principles of good scientific research practice.

AAU Practice Committee

The rector has set up the interdisciplinary AAU Practice Committee . The committee reviews cases of questionable research practice and is responsible for the preliminary review of cases of where there is a reasonable suspicion of research misconduct (fabrication, falsification or plagiarism) that are then forwarded to the Danish Committee on Research Misconduct for consideration.

The practice committee does not act as an advisory body but accepts cases when notified and may take up cases on its own initiative if the committee becomes aware of a reasonable suspicion of a violation of good scientific practice.

Danish rules and recommendations

On 1 July 2017, the Danish Parliament passed the "Act on Research Misconduct" which defines research misconduct and questionable research practice. Aalborg University’s rules and procedures in this area reflect this law and the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Act on Research Misconduct

Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

Universities Denmark Principles for Good Research Communication

Guidelines

Declaration

For the submission of PhD theses, a signed declaration of compliance with good scientific practice must be submitted to the doctoral school.

Declaration of compliance with good scientific practice (PhD)

Declaration of compliance with good scientific practice (Doctorate)

Contact

For questions about good scientific practice at ENGINEERING, please contact your head of section or head of department.

The Dean's Office at ENGINEERING is responsible for this webpage and can refer you to relevant persons who can supply further information : engineering@adm.aau.dk