The Doctoral School of Health & Life Sciences of UHasselt organizes a session on research ethics, given by Prof. Dr. Wim Pinxten. All PhD students of the DS H&LS need to follow this course (or an equivalent) once during their PhD according to the minimal requirements defined by the Doctoral School. We recommend you to follow this course in your first year.

This training will introduce you to the cornerstones of research ethics and provide tips and tricks for handling ethical issues in the preparation of a research protocol and actual research practice.

Learning outcomes

After this training, participants will...

  • know the major frameworks that guide the ethical assessment of research;
  • have basic skills in addressing ethical issues in research protocols and practice.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • personal effectiveness:
    • research ethics & integrity
    • responsibility
  • intellectual competences:
    • critical judgment


For whom?

  • PhD students of the DS H&LS.


  • The course will take place on November 9, 2021, between 10:00-11:00.


  • This course will take place at campus Diepenbeek, building E, room E-B20
  • This course will also be streamed through Google meet


  • Registration has been closed since October 9, 2021
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email in due time.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • DS H&LS - category 'scientific skills': obligatory course