Soft Skill Training “Good Scientific Practice”

The Soft Skill Training was guided by Dr. Ch. Schmitt-Engel

On February 21, 2019, the Soft Skill Training “Good Scientific Practice” which is mandatory to all doctoral researchers of the Research Training Group GRK 2423 FRASCAL took place at the Zentralinstitut für Scientific Computing (ZISC). It was guided by Dr. Christian Schmitt-Engel from the Graduate Centre of the FAU. Aspects and challenges of good research were highlighted and discussed.

The workshop started with a lecture of the structure of research processes in general and the basic values of good scientific practice in particular. Afterwards, the doctoral students were divided into small groups and related these different aspects to their own research fields. Data management and the way of documenting their scientific results were also discussed. These insights will help the doctoral researchers to plan and structure their academic work up to the publication of their own scientific results on a high quality standard.

Eventually, they also talked in detail about the publication process and some related topics such as supervision, research misconduct and the impact on their work.

All over all participants got to know the principles of good scientific work. In the end, the doctoral students agreed that this will be very useful in many different situations while working in FRASCAL.