How to Write an Ethics Proposal In this course, doctoral candidates and master's students are familiarized with fundamental questions of ethics in the sciences as well as with the content and formal aspects of writing ethics proposals. Participants receive support in writing their own ethics proposal if they wish, both during the semester and in the semester break. At the beginning of each semester, participants are introduced to relevant issues of ethics in the sciences in a workshop. They learn in detail about the application procedure and the forms required. The application process, submission modalities and the content requirements for writing an ethics application are explained using the example of a research project. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with sample texts provided by the Work Group of Medical Ethics Committees, which are intended to harmonize and standardize participant information. Initial efforts to standardize and simplify the procedure using the ethics tool of Chemnitz University of Technology will also be discussed. For each semester, a maximum of 12 students can also register to receive cross-semester support in writing their own ethics proposal by individual arrangement. Workshop and cross-semester support in writing a proposal can also be taken up separately. Ethics applications for studies that fall under special legal regulations (§ 15 BOÄKN, AMG, MPG, Srahlenschutzgesetz etc.) are not supported.
Maximum number of participants • for the workshop: 24 • for individual advice on writing your own ethics proposal: 12
Learning objectives • Participants are familiar with the basic concepts and issues of ethics in the sciences and humanities • Participants know the formal and content-related requirements for ethics proposals and learn how to apply them in their own ethics proposal • Participants learn to critically question their own studies with regard to ethical aspects
Workshop in Summer Term 2024: 25 April from 1 to 5 p.m. 26 April from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
After enrolment, participants will manually be selected.
Potential participants are given additional information before enroling to the course.