Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Education: courses and programmes


Postgraduate courses


We offer postgraduate courses in research ethics for PhD students from medicine, pharmacy, social science, science and technology.

Research ethics is an important part of advanced academic learning. All sciences and academic disciplines give rise to complex ethical issues. Dealing with them requires theoretical and practical knowledge, including familiarity with relevant norms in science and society, knowledge which research ethics aims to provide. Our teaching is based on sound research and critical analysis.

The goal for our students is that they should develop an ability to engage in critical and self-reflective discussion of theoretical and practical problems in research ethics and the various solutions proposed. We try to help students reflect and learn by dialogue and participation.

Application and admission is handled by the disciplinary domain of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Apply here: List of courses for 2014

Our courses include:


Research Ethics for Science and Technology
(2 credits)

Researchers are expected to be able to handle the ethical questions that arise in relation to their research. The process of conducting research: data management, publishing results and collaborations with parties with vested interests holds several potential conflicts of interest that have to be handled in a wise manner and in accordance with regulations. A researcher’s role as expert calls for some thought and it is important for the research community as a whole to prevent different forms of misconduct and fraud. The course consist of lectures and seminar discussions of papers written by the students themselves (course number 32).

This course is offered four times a year.

Responsible teacher: Senior lecturer Stefan Eriksson


Research Ethics B (1 credit)

The B-level is an advanced course with special focus on research ethics for science and technology. The course consist of lectures and seminar discussions of papers written by the students themselves.

The course is coordinated in appropriate parts of the course Research Ethics for Science and Technology (course number 33).

Responsible teacher: Senior lecturer Stefan Eriksson


Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science (1,5 credits)

This course deals with the norms of science and ethical norms in theory and practice, good laboratory and clinical practice, fraud in scientific research, animal ethics and applications to ethics committees. After the course, students should be informed about different philosophical presuppositions in scientific research, ethical guidelines for research, the theoretical basis of these guidelines, legal regulations of research, research ethics committees and about how to fill out an application form. Students should also be able to identify and analyse ethical problems raised by different kinds of research.

This is a compulsory one week course (1,5 HP) for PhD students in Medicine and Pharmacy that can be chosen instead of the integrated five week course (7,5 HP) Introduction to Scientific Research.

Responsible teacher: Senior researcher Kathinka Evers


Introduction to Scientific Research (7,5 credits)

This is an integrated introductory course containing general and specific information on research studies and faculty organization, biostatistics, philosophy of science, research ethics, and scientific presentation. The aim is to provide the student with a broad basic knowledge (understanding and skill) of some fundamental elements involved in graduate studies and scientific work at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. The course is given as lectures on general topics and as daily group discussions focusing on research problems. In addition, the students prepare and present scientific tasks for the whole course audience, thereby initiating general discussions of various aspects of research work.

Responsible teacher: Senior researcher Kathinka Evers

Please note: This is an integrated five week course (7,5 HP) that can be chosen instead of the compulsory courses 2-5.

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Application and admission is handled by the disciplinary domain of Medicine and Pharmacy.

Apply here:
List of courses for 2014


Postgraduate studies