Good scientific practice
Commitment to good scientific practice is primarily up to you, but also to your supervisor, the whole research team, the head of your research unit and the leadership of the University. In addition to good scientific practice you must take into account valid legislation. At the University of Eastern Finland, violations of good scientific practice are monitored by the leadership of the University, Rector and Academic Rector.
The National Advisory Board on Research Ethics (Tutkimuseettinen neuvottelukunta, TENK) nominated by Ministry of Culture and Education has issued research ethics guidelines Responsible Conduct of Research and Procedures for Handling Allegations and Misconduct in Finland (pdf) and Recommendation for Agreeing on Authorship in Research Publications (pdf).
Universities Finland (UNIFI) and The National Advisory Board on Research Ethics (TENK) have also compiled a recommendation Supervision of Doctoral Dissertations and Their Review Process in Finland with a Special Emphasis on Research Integrity (pdf).
You, just like all doctoral researchers, have to be aware of good scientific practices before starting the doctoral studies.
Ethical guidelines for teaching and studying
You can find Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Studying in Kamu.
Ethical review and licenses
The ethical committees assess the ethicality of research project and, if necessary, gives statements about them. Responsibility for adhering to the ethical guidelines remains with you despite of the statement.
Turnitin is a tool for checking the authenticity of the text, which you can utilise when ever you write academic texts. You can, for example, check the manuscripts of the scientific articles before submitting them. The doctoral dissertation must be checked with Turnitin before submitting it to pre-examination. More information on the topic: Permission for public examination and pre-examination of doctoral dissertation.
Course on Research ethics
On Research ethics- course you will familiarise yourself with ethical thinking and ethical challenges related to different phases of research.
Responsible research– website collects timely information on the topic: good scientific practices, research ethics, responsible publishing and open science.