1N5115 Introduction to Research Ethics 3.0 credits

Introduktionskurs i forskningsetik

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the PhD student should be able to

   - identify and describe common research ethical problems,

   - analyze the problems taking relevant empirical factors into account,

   - suggest solutions to the problems and justify the chosen solutions by means of basic ethical principles.

Course main content

The course covers major research ethical problems and concepts, such as autonomy and informed consent, scientific fraud and misconduct, the researcher's responsibility for the consequences of her research, and the relevance of ethical theories to research ethics. Research ethical declarations such as the Declaration of Helsinki will be introduced, as well as the Swedish legislation on research ethics.


Entry requirements for PhD studies.


Course literature will be announced on the course web site no later rhan four weeks before tha course starts.


DEL1 - Attendance, 1,5 credits

INL1 - Assignments, 1,5 credits

Offered by



Jesper Ahlin, (jesper.ahlin@abe.kth.se)


Karin Edvardsson Björnberg <karin.bjornberg@abe.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Language of instruction: English only


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2016.