éthique et intégrité

Scientific research ethics

6 hours

Descriptif de la formation

The module provides elements for reflection, analysis and contextual setting. It combines theoretical and practical knowledge. It is interactive and promotes a concrete approach to the place and function of ethics in scientific approach.


Introduction: Introducing the course and its objectives:

  • develop a willingness to be reflective in face of ethical issues
  • know ethical values and concepts in scientific research
  • identify and consult relevant actors and normative documents

Introductory exercise: spontaneous reflection on the constraints and resources associated with the injunction to integrity and ethics for scientists



  1. Ethical issues and research integrity
  2. Emergence of moral and ethical issues in science
  3. Definitions: morals, ethics and integrity


Case Study 1: case of ethical drift in medical research (Pfizer, Nigeria)


  1. Ethics of research in France: mapping of actors and normative texts
  2. Recent advances
  3. The French institutional system of research ethics and its shortcomings
  4. Texts and resources


Practical case: illustration, reformulation and identification of practical limits of the ethical principles defined in the "National Charter for Research Integrity" 

Case Study 2: a case of ethical drift in biological research (Lyssenko, USSR)


  1. Scientific misconducts: case studies
  2. Some studies measuring the magnitude of the phenomenon
  3. Causes
  4. Typology of misconducts


Case Study 3: a case of ethical drift in psychological research (Burt, Great Britain) 

Practical exercise: « Dilemma Game » from Erasmus University of Rotterdam


  1. Focus on plagiarism
  2. What treatment for fraud?


Conclusion: ethical issues and career for researchers

To question the concepts:

  • research ethics
  • research integrity
  • conflict of interest
  • scientific fraud
  • plagiarism
  • responsibility


Notre formateur

Jean-Dominique Polack Directeur pédagogique Ancien membre du comité de pilotage du Conseil de la Formation Doctorale de l’Association des Universités Européennes, et de la Communauté des Études Doctorales de la Ligue des Universités de Recherche Européennes

Date des formations

Les sessions terminées

Session : Scientific research ethics - 2nd semester

Lieu : Salle 470F, Bâtiment Halle aux farines, 10 rue Françoise Dolto 75013 Paris

Début : 06/03/2023 17:00

Fin : 07/03/2023 20:00

Commentaire :

March 6 and 7, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.