Research events in 2019
Conferences and workshops
Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu organized an international workshop in co-operation with the Institute of Computer Science (University of Tartu) and professor Dietmar Pfahl. The workshop, which took place on 10th of May 2019, discussed ethical questions in domains such as Intelligent Decision Support, Autonomous Systems, and Bioinformatics. The workshop is a part of the H2020 project PRO-RES that focuses on non-medical fields. At this event it is aimed to discuss the role of researchers, research organizations, and funding organizations in promoting ethical research in such fields.
On 27th of March 2019 the Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu held a research integrity seminar “What to do with plagiarism? Misconduct in academic world.” Presentations were given by Prof. Margit Sutrop (the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the head of the Centre for Ethics), Diana Lõvi (the instructional designer of the Faculty of Social Sciences), and Dr. Tiina Ann Kirss (senior research fellow in Estonian History of Thought, the author of soon-to-be-published textbook about academic writing). The presentations were followed by a discussion about various cases of scientific misconduct, where the answer to the question, how should the university react to such cases, was sought. The cases were commented by University of Tartu lawyer Aliis Liin and University of Tartu Academic Secretary Dr. Andres Soosaar. The discussions held at the seminar gave input to create procedures for possible cases of misconduct in the University of Tartu.