Welcome to the course – Data Management and the FAIR principles 

In this course you will get a thorough introduction to the importance of a data management plan (DMP) and how to create one. Moreover, the course will introduce the FAIR principles and how to implement them in your research. 

The course objective is thus to promote good research practices by helping the participant make informed choices in relation to planning and executing research processes such as data collecting, data analysis, data storing and sharing.  

The course will be split into two workshops aimed at supporting the individual PhD student in planning the data handling that is inherent to the PhD project.  

Be aware that the course includes homework. Before the first day of teaching, 4 hours of homework is expected to get an introduction to the topics and materials, and then 15 hours of homework drafting a DMP and working on a dataset is to be expected between 1st and 2nd day of teaching. At sign-up, participants will be enrolled in both workshops, and attendance at both are required.  

Teaching day #1                             

Welcome and introduction to the course Data Management and the FAIR principles 
FAIR principles (making data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) 
Exercise LEGO 
What is a DMP and why is it important? 
Introduction to AAU generic DMP template 
Question 1-4 on the DMP template 
Question 5-8 on the DMP template 
Workshop 
Questions and explanation of homework. 

Teaching day #2 

Welcome and status on homework 
How did you make the dataset FAIR? 
How did you approach making your own DMP? 
Closing, including the option of individual follow up arrangements.  

 

Homework before 1st day of teaching (estimated time requirement: 4 hours):  

To get a basic understanding of data management and the FAIR principles, please look at the following links and make the exercises prior to the first day of teaching: 

1.      Welcome to DeiC DMP. - in this link, you will find a tool for creating DMP’s, as well as different templates for DMP’s. Please create an account before we meet for the first day of teaching. Here is a guide for creating an account and an introduction to the AAU generic DMP template: DMP AAU template.mp4.  

2.      https://howtofair.dk/what-is-fair/ - in this link, you will find an introduction to the FAIR principles. Please read the information contained in this link and watch the three videos at the bottom - module 1 (Introduction), module 2 (FAIR principles) and module 3 (Data Management Plans). 
 

3.      https://howtofair.dk/why-fair/ - in this link, you will find an introduction to the purpose of knowing and using the FAIR principles. Please read the information contained in this link and watch the four videos with Susanna and Barend. 

4.      https://howtofair.dk/how-to-fair/ - in this link, you will get an introduction to how you can make your research data more FAIR by taking you through six FAIRification practices. Please read the information contained in this link and watch the four videos with research projects used as examples. Moreover, you must also read the six attached documents in the bottom of the link. 
 

5.      https://fair-office.at/lernen-sie-mehr/?lang=en – in this link, you will find nine videos lasting between 5-10 minutes. Please watch eight of the nine videos prior to the course (not the video on metadata, as it is in German). 

6.      https://howtofair.dk/quiz/ - in this link, you will find three quizzes. One on qualitative, one on quantitative and one on sensitive quantitative data. Please go through all three and please note, that you will not be held accountable for you correct/incorrect answers during the course. 

 

 Homework before 2nd day of teaching (estimated time requirement: 15 hours in total): 

1. The following two exercises need to be done between the 1st and 2nd day of teaching: FAIRification of data 

For this exercise you must use this dataset; https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7d7wm37wp. 

Please evaluate the FAIRness of the dataset, using following guide to refresh the principles; “How FAIR are your data[1] ”; https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1065991Go through each of the letters in FAIR and assess, whether the dataset follows the four principles. 

 

2. Start writing your own Data Management Plan 

Start writing a DMP on your Ph.D. project. Use the AAU generic template to write your DMP. You will find the template at DMPonline. You do not have to hand in your data management plan or send us anything. We will talk about your data management plan in groups on day 2 of teaching.  

The first version does not have to be perfect or done. If you need inspiration to start writing your DMP, you can have a look at the following materials for inspiration. 

 

Materials for inspiration: 

1.      You can use the following guidance from Science Europe to help reflect on what to write in the different questions of your Data Management Plan; https://scienceeurope.org/media/4brkxxe5/se_rdm_practical_guide_extended_final.pdf 

 

2.      You can browse through existing Data Management Plans for inspiration: 

-          REPAIR draft Data Management Plan 

-          Data Management Plan: Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Knowledge Systems Related to Climate Change and Intellectual Property Rights 

 

 Additional reading 

 Below you will find suggestions for additional reading materials. This is not part of the 15 hours dedicated for homework and therefore voluntary.  

-          A FAIRy tale; https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2248200      

-          FAIR Principles: Interpretations and Implementation Considerations: https://doi.org/10.1162/dint_r_00024 

-          A basic introduction to Data management; Managing and sharing research data: a guide to good practice. Corti, Louise, author. 2020; 2nd edition – you can get this book at AUB. 


Organizer:  
CLAAUDIA CLAAUDIA - Aalborg University 
 
Lecturers:  
Dagmar Knudsen Fallesen 
Kamilla Hall Kragelund 
Thomas Andersen 
Dennis Aagaard Pedersen 

ECTS: 1 

 
Date: April 18th - 09:00 – 15:00 

          May 2nd - 09:00 - 12:00 

 

Place: 

Fredrik Bajers Vej 1/ A.0.03, Aalborg campus, 9220 East 

Number of seats:  14 


Deadline:  March 28th, 2024  


 For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk. 

 
Important information concerning PhD courses: 
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 1 week before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations. 


Welcome to the course – Data Management and the FAIR principles 

In this course you will get a thorough introduction to the importance of a data management plan (DMP) and how to create one. Moreover, the course will introduce the FAIR principles and how to implement them in your research. 

The course objective is thus to promote good research practices by helping the participant make informed choices in relation to planning and executing research processes such as data collecting, data analysis, data storing and sharing.  

The course will be split into two workshops aimed at supporting the individual PhD student in planning the data handling that is inherent to the PhD project.  

Be aware that the course includes homework. Before the first day of teaching, 4 hours of homework is expected to get an introduction to the topics and materials, and then 15 hours of homework drafting a DMP and working on a dataset is to be expected between 1st and 2nd day of teaching. At sign-up, participants will be enrolled in both workshops, and attendance at both are required.  

Teaching day #1                             

Welcome and introduction to the course Data Management and the FAIR principles 
FAIR principles (making data that is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) 
Exercise LEGO 
What is a DMP and why is it important? 
Introduction to AAU generic DMP template 
Question 1-4 on the DMP template 
Question 5-8 on the DMP template 
Workshop 
Questions and explanation of homework. 

Teaching day #2 

Welcome and status on homework 
How did you make the dataset FAIR? 
How did you approach making your own DMP? 
Closing, including the option of individual follow up arrangements.  

 

Homework before 1st day of teaching (estimated time requirement: 4 hours):  

To get a basic understanding of data management and the FAIR principles, please look at the following links and make the exercises prior to the first day of teaching: 

1.      Welcome to DeiC DMP. - in this link, you will find a tool for creating DMP’s, as well as different templates for DMP’s. Please create an account before we meet for the first day of teaching. Here is a guide for creating an account and an introduction to the AAU generic DMP template: DMP AAU template.mp4.  

2.      https://howtofair.dk/what-is-fair/ - in this link, you will find an introduction to the FAIR principles. Please read the information contained in this link and watch the three videos at the bottom - module 1 (Introduction), module 2 (FAIR principles) and module 3 (Data Management Plans). 
 

3.      https://howtofair.dk/why-fair/ - in this link, you will find an introduction to the purpose of knowing and using the FAIR principles. Please read the information contained in this link and watch the four videos with Susanna and Barend. 

4.      https://howtofair.dk/how-to-fair/ - in this link, you will get an introduction to how you can make your research data more FAIR by taking you through six FAIRification practices. Please read the information contained in this link and watch the four videos with research projects used as examples. Moreover, you must also read the six attached documents in the bottom of the link. 
 

5.      https://fair-office.at/lernen-sie-mehr/?lang=en – in this link, you will find nine videos lasting between 5-10 minutes. Please watch eight of the nine videos prior to the course (not the video on metadata, as it is in German). 

6.      https://howtofair.dk/quiz/ - in this link, you will find three quizzes. One on qualitative, one on quantitative and one on sensitive quantitative data. Please go through all three and please note, that you will not be held accountable for you correct/incorrect answers during the course. 

 

 Homework before 2nd day of teaching (estimated time requirement: 15 hours in total): 

1. The following two exercises need to be done between the 1st and 2nd day of teaching: FAIRification of data 

For this exercise you must use this dataset; https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7d7wm37wp. 

Please evaluate the FAIRness of the dataset, using following guide to refresh the principles; “How FAIR are your data[1] ”; https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1065991Go through each of the letters in FAIR and assess, whether the dataset follows the four principles. 

 

2. Start writing your own Data Management Plan 

Start writing a DMP on your Ph.D. project. Use the AAU generic template to write your DMP. You will find the template at DMPonline. You do not have to hand in your data management plan or send us anything. We will talk about your data management plan in groups on day 2 of teaching.  

The first version does not have to be perfect or done. If you need inspiration to start writing your DMP, you can have a look at the following materials for inspiration. 

 

Materials for inspiration: 

1.      You can use the following guidance from Science Europe to help reflect on what to write in the different questions of your Data Management Plan; https://scienceeurope.org/media/4brkxxe5/se_rdm_practical_guide_extended_final.pdf 

 

2.      You can browse through existing Data Management Plans for inspiration: 

-          REPAIR draft Data Management Plan 

-          Data Management Plan: Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Knowledge Systems Related to Climate Change and Intellectual Property Rights 

 

 Additional reading 

 Below you will find suggestions for additional reading materials. This is not part of the 15 hours dedicated for homework and therefore voluntary.  

-          A FAIRy tale; https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2248200      

-          FAIR Principles: Interpretations and Implementation Considerations: https://doi.org/10.1162/dint_r_00024 

-          A basic introduction to Data management; Managing and sharing research data: a guide to good practice. Corti, Louise, author. 2020; 2nd edition – you can get this book at AUB. 


Organizer:  
CLAAUDIA CLAAUDIA - Aalborg University 
 
Lecturers:  
Dagmar Knudsen Fallesen 
Kamilla Hall Kragelund 
Thomas Andersen 
Dennis Aagaard Pedersen 

ECTS: 1 

 
Date: April 11th - 09:00 – 15:00 

          April 25th - 09:00 - 12:00 

 Place: Fredrik Bajers Vej 1/ A.0.03, Aalborg campus, 9220 East 

Number of seats:  14 

Deadline:  March 21st, 2024 


 For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk. 

 
Important information concerning PhD courses: 
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 1 week before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations. 

    Welcome to Academic Information Searching - Methods, Sources and Socumentation - G CPH (2024)

    Description:

    This course is about the various aspects that are important when searching for literature as part of your PhD.

    • Structured literature search – How to apply a structured method to prepare and carry out your search e.g. for a literature review
    • Evaluating and organising your search - How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results
    • Other perspectives on searching – How to use text mining, citation search and other tools to find relevant literature

    We recommend that you take this course in the beginning of your PhD.

    The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, either individually focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Remember to bring your computer.

    Preparation prior to the course: Please read the articles on the reading list (will be attached later). 

    Assignments: There will be both class activities and a home assignment. The home assignment will be introduced during the course. You are required to complete the assignment after the course and hand it in by a specific date, usually a week later

    Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. You will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you can buy food at the canteen at A. C. Meyers Vænge 15.

    Course language: English

    Organizers: Charlotte Wind & Rikke Perregaard Bentzen

    Lecturers: Charlotte Wind & Rikke Perregaarrd Bentzen

    ECTS: 1

    Time: 21 November 2024

    Place: Copenhagen Campus, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15

    Zip code: 2450

    City: Copenhagen SV

    Number of seats: 20

    Deadline: 31 October 2024

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.


Welcome to Academic Information Searching : Methods, Sources and Documentation - F CPH (2024)

Description:

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the various aspects that are important when searching for literature as part of your PhD.
    • Structured literature search – How to apply a structured method to prepare and carry out your search e.g. for a literature review
    • Evaluating and organising your search - How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results
    • Other perspectives on searching – How to use text mining, citation search and other tools to find relevant literature

    We recommend that you take this course in the beginning of your PhD.

    The course covers these areas:

    The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, either individually focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Remember to bring your computer.

    Preparation prior to the course: Please read the articles on the reading list (will be attached later). 

    AssignmentsThere will be both class activities and a home assignment. The home assignment will be introduced during the course. You are required to complete the assignment after the course and hand it in by a specific date, usually a week later

    Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. You will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you can buy food at the canteen at A. C. Meyers Vænge 15.

    Course language: English

    Organizers: Charlotte Wind 

    Lecturers:  Charlotte Wind & Rikke Perregaard Bentzen 

    ECTS: 1

    Time: 18 April 2024

    Place: Copenhagen Campus, A. C. Meyers Vænge 15

    Zip code: 
    2450

    City: Copenhagen SV

    Number of seats: 20

    Deadline: 28 March 2024

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.




      Welcome to Academic Information Searching : Methods, Sources and Documentation (Tech/Eng) - D 2024

      Description: The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the various aspects that are important when searching for literature as part of your PhD.

      We recommend that you take this course in the beginning of your PhD.

      The course covers these areas:

      • Structured literature search – How to apply a structured method to prepare and carry out your search e.g. for a literature review
      • Evaluating and organising your search - How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results
      • Other perspectives on searching – How to use text mining, citation search and other tools to find relevant literature


      The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, either individually focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Remember to bring your computer.

      Preparation prior to the course: Please read the articles on the reading list (in the folder "Course Documents"). 

      Assignments: There will be both class activities and a home assignment. The home assignment will be introduced during the course. You are required to complete the assignment after the course and hand it in by a specific date, usually a week later.

      Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. You will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you can buy food at the canteen at Kroghstræde 3.

      Course language: English

      Organizers: Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

      Lecturers: Helle Brink, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: hb@aub.aau.dk, Gitte Thomsen M.Li.Sc. e-mail: gt@aub.aau.dk and Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

      ECTS: 1

      Time: 14 November 2024 from 9.00-15.00

      Place: Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, Room Einstein

      Zip code: 
      9220

      City: Aalborg

      Number of seats: 20

      Deadline: 24 October 2024

      Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

      For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk
    Welcome to Academic Information Searching : Methods, Sources and Documentation (Tech/Eng) - C 2024

    Description: The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the various aspects that are important when searching for literature as part of your PhD.

    We recommend that you take this course in the beginning of your PhD.

    The course covers these areas:

    • Structured literature search – How to apply a structured method to prepare and carry out your search e.g. for a literature review
    • Evaluating and organising your search - How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results
    • Other perspectives on searching – How to use text mining, citation search and other tools to find relevant literature


    The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, either individually focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Remember to bring your computer.

    Preparation prior to the course: Please read the articles on the reading list (in the folder "Course Documents"). 

    Assignments: There will be both class activities and a home assignment. The home assignment will be introduced during the course. You are required to complete the assignment after the course and hand it in by a specific date, usually a week later.

    Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. You will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you can buy food at the canteen at Kroghstræde 3.

    Course language: English

    Organizers: Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

    Lecturers: Helle Brink, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: hb@aub.aau.dk, Gitte Thomsen M.Li.Sc. e-mail: gt@aub.aau.dk and Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

    ECTS: 1

    Time: 5 November 2024 from 9.00-15.00

    Place: Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, Room Einstein

    Zip code: 
    9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 20

    Deadline: 10 October 2024

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Cancelled

    Welcome to Academic Information Searching : Methods, Sources and Documentation (Tech/Eng) - B 2024

    Description: The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the various aspects that are important when searching for literature as part of your PhD.

    We recommend that you take this course in the beginning of your PhD.

    The course covers these areas:

    • Structured literature search – How to apply a structured method to prepare and carry out your search e.g. for a literature review
    • Evaluating and organising your search - How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results
    • Other perspectives on searching – How to use text mining, citation search and other tools to find relevant literature


    The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, either individually focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Remember to bring your computer.

    Preparation prior to the course: Please read the articles on the reading list (in the folder "Course Documents"). 

    Assignments: There will be both class activities and a home assignment. The home assignment will be introduced during the course. You are required to complete the assignment after the course and hand it in by a specific date, usually a week later.

    Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. You will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you can buy food at the canteen at Kroghstræde 3.

    Course language: English

    Organizers: Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

    Lecturers: Helle Brink, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: hb@aub.aau.dk, Gitte Thomsen M.Li.Sc. e-mail: gt@aub.aau.dk and Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

    ECTS: 1

    Time: 20 March 2024 from 9.00-15.00

    Place: Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, Room Einstein

    Zip code: 
    9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 20

    Deadline: 28 February 2024

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Welcome to Academic Information Searching - Methods, Sources and Documentation (HUM/SAMF) - E 2024

    Description: The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the various aspects that are important when searching for literature as part of your PhD.

    We recommend that you take this course in the beginning of your PhD.

    The course covers these areas:

    • Structured literature search – How to apply a structured method to prepare and carry out your search e.g. for a literature review
    • Evaluating and organising your search - How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results
    • Other perspectives on searching – How to use text mining, citation search and other tools to find relevant literature


    The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, either individually focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Remember to bring your computer.

    Preparation prior to the course: Please read the articles on the reading list (in the folder "Course Documents"). 

    Assignments: There will be both class activities and a home assignment. The home assignment will be introduced during the course. You are required to complete the assignment after the course and hand it in by a specific date, usually a week later.

    Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. You will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you can buy food at the canteen at Kroghstræde 3.

    Course language: English

    Organizers: Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

    Lecturers: Helle Brink, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: hb@aub.aau.dk, Gitte Thomsen M.Li.Sc. e-mail: gt@aub.aau.dk and Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

    ECTS: 1

    Time: 14 March 2024 from 9.00-15.00

    Place: Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, Room Einstein

    Zip code: 
    9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 20

    Deadline: 22 February 2024

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Academic Information Searching - Methods, Sources and Documentation (Tech/Eng) - A 2024


Description:
 The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the various aspects that are important when searching for literature as part of your PhD.

We recommend that you take this course in the beginning of your PhD.

The course covers these areas:

  • Structured literature search – How to apply a structured method to prepare and carry out your search e.g. for a literature review
  • Evaluating and organising your search - How to prepare and apply relevant criteria for assessing and documenting the search results. How reference management tools can facilitate the process of organising search results
  • Other perspectives on searching – How to use text mining, citation search and other tools to find relevant literature


The course is a “toolbox for research”-course with a mix of presentations and hands-on activities, either individually focusing on your own PhD-project or in small groups with a shared focus. Remember to bring your computer.

Preparation prior to the course: Please read the articles on the reading list (in the folder "Course Documents"). 

Assignments: There will be both class activities and a home assignment. The home assignment will be introduced during the course. You are required to complete the assignment after the course and hand it in by a specific date, usually a week later.

Accommodation: There will be coffee and tea during the day. You will have to bring your own lunch. Alternatively, you can buy food at the canteen at Kroghstræde 3.

Course language: English

Organizers: Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

Lecturers: Helle Brink, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: hb@aub.aau.dk, Gitte Thomsen M.Li.Sc. e-mail: gt@aub.aau.dk and Louise Thomsen, M.Li.Sc. e-mail: lt@aub.aau.dk 

ECTS: 1

Time: 12 March 2024 from 9.00-15.00

Place: Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, Room Einstein

Zip code: 
9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 20 February 2024

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


         Welcome to Interdisciplinary Research Design (2024)

    The course is fully booked! Please sign up at the waiting list

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration on: aauphd@adm.aau.dk


    Description: Many PhD projects at Aalborg University are ‘born interdisciplinary’. Equally, there is an increasing value attached to the interdisciplinary theme in the research funding community and public debate. Regardless hereof the tools and skills for thinking about interdisciplinary research designs has not been addressed and developed sufficiently amongst PhD students. The course is therefore motivated by this gap. It targets all PhD students with projects that are interdisciplinary either as a key feature of their initial design (‘born interdisciplinary’), or the ones that incrementally moves towards this as a function of an emerging awareness to the importance of an expanded research design during the process (‘becoming interdisciplinary’). Next to this existing gap in interdisciplinary research skills the course is motivated by an observation made over several years, namely that different scientific disciplines only is one level of needed cross-fertilization. Another is the ability to move more effortless across different methods, either in order to triangulate, or simply because of the nature of the research question. The so-called ‘problem-based-learning’ (PBL) research model need to take an interdisciplinary approach that includes actual scientific disciplines and their theoretical and conceptual apparatuses, as well as the multitude of methods of relevance to complex and real-life research questions. Finally, the course is motivated by an interest in bringing such an increased interdisciplinary awareness and skill-development in sync with the requirements for contemporary research dissemination and communication.

    Learning objectives: The main learning objective is that the PhD student becomes able to identify the relevant dimensions of interdisciplinary research design in her or his own project (either as what is there from the outset (‘born’) or what might be implemented during the research process (‘becoming’). Next, participants must be able to develop a motivated and well-argued plan for any interdisciplinary research design proposal amendments.  

    Key Literature: Some of the key literature within Interdisciplinary research is set as the curriculum (see below). However, given the critical and explorative nature of the course we shall also look into readings that may look less obvious, but which have the critical creative potential for stimulating new ideas and thoughts.

    Bark, R. H., M. E. Kragt & B. J. Robson (2016) Evaluating an interdisciplinary research project: Lessons learned for organisations, researchers and funders, International Journal of Project Management, 34 (2016) 1449–1459

    Barry, A., G. Born & G. Weszkalnys (2008) Logics of interdisciplinarity, Economy and Society, 37:1, 20-49

    Benson, T. C. (1982) Five Arguments Against Interdisciplinary Studies, Issues in Integrative Studies No.1 38-48

    Committee on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (2004) Facilitating interdisciplinary research. National Academies. Washington: National Academy Press

    Darbellay, F. (2012) The circulation of knowledge as an interdisciplinary process: Travelling concepts, analogies, and metaphors, Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies 30, 1-18

    Jessop, B. & N. Sum (2001) Pre-disciplinary and Post-disciplinary Perspectives, New Political Economy, January 89-101

    Lakoff, G. & M. Johnson (1980) Metaphors We Live By, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 3-33

    Latour, B. (1988) Mixing Humans and Nonhumans together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer, Social Problems, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 298-310

    Menken, S. & M. Keestrea (2016) An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research. Theory & Practice, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press (KEY READING!)

    Pedersen, D. B. & R. Hvidtfeldt (2021) Literature review on funding and composition of interdisciplinary research and innovation teams, Science Diplomacy, Report

    Rigney, D. (2001) The Metaphorical Society. An Invitation to Social Theory, Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 1-12 (chapter one: The Metaphorical Imagination)

    Sayer, A. (2000) For Postdisciplinary Studies: Sociology and the Curse of Disciplinary Parochialism/Imperialism, in J. Eldridge, J. MacInnes, S. Scott, C. Warhurst and A. Witz (eds) (2000) For Sociology: Legacies and Prospects, Durham: Sociology Press, pp. 83-91

    Schön, D. A. (1993) Generative Metaphor: a perspective on problem-setting in social policy, In A. Ortony (ed.) Metaphor and Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 137-163

    Silvast, A. & C. Foulds (2022) Sociology of Interdisciplinarity. The Dynamics of Energy Research, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 91-120 (chapter 5) 

    Organizer: Professor Ole B. Jensen - obje@create.aau.dk

    Lecturer: Ole B. Jensen

    ECTS: 2,5 (without essay) or 4 (with essay)

    Time: 8, 9, 10 April 2024 

    Place: Aalborg University, Rensburggade 14, lokale 3.565
    Zip code: 9000

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 15

    Deadline: 18 March 2024

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.




Welcome to Biostatistics II (2024)

Description: 
This course on biostatistics will focus on the complexity of data collected in biomedical research. Therefore, the course will focus on topics like sample size estimation, meta-analysis and multi-factorial methods. This course will consist of two parts: (i) a review of some well-known and widely used parametric and non-parametric methods and discussions of basic designs of experimental studies, and (ii) a practical part where the focus is on applying the methods to relevant and realistic data sets collected from medical and biomedical research.

The aim of the Biostatistics 2 is that you after the course will have written a full statistical report including at least parts of your data and written a preliminary result section and made a do-file in Stata (or another statistical software) for documentation of any statistical procedures that you have used. If you do not have any data to analyze, you should contact course leader, Carsten Dahl Mørch asap and describe the type of data you expect to have in your Ph.D and we will find a dataset for you to analyze.

The learning goals for Biostatistics II are:

    1. Write a statistical statistical preferably based your data
    2. The ability to understand the assumptions and perform the following statistical tests:
      Multifactorial ANOVA
      Repeated measures ANOVA
      Multiple and non-linear regression
      Survival Analysis
    3. Understand power and sample-size calculation (sample-size considerations), and perform then in the context of your own studies
    4. Understand and perform meta-analyses in systematic reviews.
For the evaluation of Biostatistics II, we will attempt to get as close to your projects as possible. We hope that you will be able to use some of the statistical tools from the course and use them in the context of your own project. You should hand in the statistical report in due time to allow for one of the three teachers and some of your fellow students to read and provide you with questions and feedback. You will also read and evaluate statistical reports form some of your fellow students. You will present your statistical report on the last day of the course.

Literature:
 Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants shortly before the course.

Prerequisites:
 
Biostatistics I or similar knowledge on biostatistics.

Evaluation:
 
Evaluation of the course will be based on written report and its presentation.

Organizer:
 Associate Professor Carsten Dahl Mørch - cdahl@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers:
 

ECTS:
 4.5

Time: 
22, 29 October and 5, 12, 19, 26 November and 10 December 2024 

Place:
 Aalborg University

Zip code: 
9220

City: 
Aalborg

Number of seats: 
35

Deadline:
 02 October 2024

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

 

For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

 

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation, or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk



Welcome to Design and Analysis of Experiments (2024)

 
Description: After a short survey of basic statistical concepts such as estimation, significance tests and confidence intervals, an introduction will be given to the analysis of designed experiments, including analysis of variance and factorial designs. The course will also cover multiple and polynomial regression. The course will be accompanied by an introduction to a dedicated statistical software package (R, see more at http://www.r-project.org). 

Prerequisites: The course assumes basic knowledge about mathematics and probability theory as obtained through the engineering courses at Aalborg University. Some knowledge about basic statistics, such as one sample estimation and test of hypotheses, will be desirable.

Textbook: John Lawson: Design and Analysis of Experiments with R, CRC Press, 2015.

According to Deborah Worth from CRC Press there is a special price at Factum books Aalborg for the participants at this PhD course. Here is a sales LINK to the book on Factum's homepage.

Remarks:
  • The course will use exclusively R. However, there exists other software/libraries for design and analysis of experiment such as: JMP, the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox in Matlab, the python library pyDOE2.
  • Most of the examples in the course come from the food industry but the methods introduced may of course be used in other fields.

Evaluation:
  • Active attendance in at least 9 out of 12 lecturesLecture 0 below is not mandatory and does not count for participation in the minimum required attendance of 9 lectures. I.e. you are not required to follow lecture 0, but if you are new to R it is a good idea to attend lecture 0.
  • Hand in a statistical analysis done in the last two lectures (needs to be passed)

Organizers and lecturers: Associate Professor Esben Høg - esben@math.aau.dk and Associate Professor Christophe Biscio - christophe@math.aau.dk

ECTS: 4.5

Dates:  10, 11, 18, 19, 25, 26 September, 02, 03, 09, 10, 16, 17 October 2024

Time: TBA

Place: TBA

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 20 August 2024


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

 

For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

 

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation, or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk



    Welcome to Bayesian Statistics, Simulation and Software (2024)



    Description: During the last decades, Bayesian statistics has gained enormous popularity as an elegant and powerful computational tool to perform statistical analysis in complex stochastic models as applied in engineering, science and medicine. Bayesian statistics offers an alternative approach to traditional data analysis by including prior knowledge about the model parameters in form of a prior distribution. Using Bayes formula the prior distribution is updated from the posterior distribution by incorporating the observed data by means of the likelihood. Subsequently statistical inference about the unknown model parameters is derived from the posterior distribution. However, the posterior distribution is often intractable due to high-dimensional complex integrals implying that approximate stochastic simulation techniques such as Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods become crucial. This course reviews the basics ideas behind Bayesian statistics and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. Background on Markov chains will be provided and subjects such as Metropolis and Metropolis-Hastings algorithms, Gibbs sampling and output analysis will be discussed. Furthermore, graphical models will be introduced as a convenient tool to model complex dependency structures within a stochastic model. The theory will be demonstrated through different examples of applications and exercises, partly based on the software package R.

    Prerequisites: Note that this will not be a "a black box approach" to the subject as there will be some mathematical abstraction which is needed in order to construct meaningful Bayesian models and simulation procedures. In principle the course is accessible to those new to these subjects, however, some mathematical training will be an advantage and a basic knowledge of statistics and probability theory as obtained through engineering studies at Aalborg University is definitely expected.

    Additional information and assessment: All course material and additional information is available at the course website https://asta.math.aau.dk/course/bayes/2024/In particular note the assessment of the course through active participation and a hand-in exercise.

    Frequently asked questions:

    Q: If I participate in the course, can you then help me analyze a dataset that I work with as part of my ph.d. project.

    A: No, I am afraid that this is not possible

    Q: I would like to participate in the course, but during a part of the course period I can not be present. Is it possible to follow to course via Skype or similar?

    A: Maybe, to some extend. See the course website

    Q: I am not a ph.d. student, but I would like to participate in the course anyway. Is that possible?

    A: You will have to ask the doctoral school: aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Q: I realize that I am late for enrollment, but I would really like to participate. Is it possible.

    A: You will have to ask the doctoral school: aauphd@adm.aau.dk


    Organizer: Professor Jesper Møller - jm@math.aau.dk

    Lecturers: Professor Jesper Møller - jm@math.aau.dk; Associate Professor Ege Rubak - rubak@math.aau.dk


    ECTS: 4.0

    Time:  06, 07, 08 and 11, 12, 13 November 2024

    Place: TBA

    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 40

    Deadline: 16 October 2024


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registration.

    For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.




    Description: This course examines the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity that guides research practices of scientists, researchers and their collaborators. The course will briefly introduce the principles of research integrity, dwell on the basic standards for conducting responsible research - from the planning phase to the dissemination of results, and also shortly introduce the current administration for misconducts. The course is based on the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2014), that was accepted by all Danish Universities. The course will include cases and supplementary material to illustrate research integrity through examples participants can work with and think about. The course will be a mix of lectures and group-based workshops, including discussions pertaining to the participants' own challenges. Participants will receive the detailed program, materials, and instructions for preparation in due time of the course. Some work effort prior to and after the course shall be expected.


    Organizers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi (dh@es.aau.dk), Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Professor (MSO) Ina Drejer, Associate Professor Trine Fink, and Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen

    Lecturers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Professor (MSO) Ina Drejer, Department of Business and Management, Associate Professor Trine Fink, Department of Health Science and Technology, Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Kathrine Tvorup Pajkes and Susanne Andersen, Grants & Contracts, Charlotte Høj Mariendal, Grants & Contracts, and Karsten Kryger Hansen, AUB (data management)

    ECTS: 1.0

    Time: 27 February 2024

    Place: Online 

    Number of seats: 64


    Deadline: 06 February 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University that have been enrolled at least three months

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


      Welcome to Applying the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity to your Research -B (CPH) (2024)


      Description: This course examines the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity that guides research practices of scientists, researchers and their collaborators. The course will briefly introduce the principles of research integrity, dwell on the basic standards for conducting responsible research - from the planning phase to the dissemination of results, and also shortly introduce the current administration for misconducts. The course is based on the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2014), that was accepted by all Danish Universities. The course will include cases and supplementary material to illustrate research integrity through examples participants can work with and think about. The course will be a mix of lectures and group-based workshops, including discussions pertaining to the participants' own challenges. Participants will receive the detailed program, materials, and instructions for preparation in due time of the course. Some work effort prior to and after the course shall be expected.

      Organizers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi (dh@es.aau.dk), Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Associate Professor Trine Fink, and Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen

      Lecturers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Department of Business and Management, Associate Professor Trine Fink, Department of Health Science and Technology, Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, Kathrine Tvorup Pajkes, Grants & Contracts, Charlotte Høj Mariendal, Grants & Contracts, and Karsten Kryger Hansen, ITS (data management)

      ECTS: 1.0

      Time: 19 March 2024

      Place: A C Meyers Vænge 15A room 2.1.025 CPH

      Number of seats: 52

      Deadline: 27 February 2024

      NB This course is only for PhD Students from Aalborg University that have been enrolled at least three months

      Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

      For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Welcome to Applying the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity to your Research - C (2024)


    Description: This course examines the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity that guides research practices of scientists, researchers and their collaborators. The course will briefly introduce the principles of research integrity, dwell on the basic standards for conducting responsible research - from the planning phase to the dissemination of results, and also shortly introduce the current administration for misconducts. The course is based on the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2014), that was accepted by all Danish Universities. The course will include cases and supplementary material to illustrate research integrity through examples participants can work with and think about. The course will be a mix of lectures and group-based workshops, including discussions pertaining to the participants' own challenges. Participants will receive the detailed program, materials, and instructions for preparation in due time of the course. Some work effort prior to and after the course shall be expected.

    Organizers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi (dh@es.aau.dk), Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Associate Professor Trine Fink, and Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen

    Lecturers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Department of Business and Management, Associate Professor Trine Fink, Department of Health Science and Technology, Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Kathrine Tvorup Pajkes and Susanne Andersen, Grants & Contracts, Charlotte Høj Mariendal, Grants & Contracts, and Karsten Kryger Hansen, University Library

    ECTS: 1.0

    Time: 15 May 2024

    Place: TBA

    City: Aalborg

    Zip Code: 9220

    Number of seats: 64

    Deadline: 24 April 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University that have been enrolled at least three months


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk




    Welcome to Applying the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity to your Research - D (2024)


    Description: This course examines the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity that guides research practices of scientists, researchers and their collaborators. The course will briefly introduce the principles of research integrity, dwell on the basic standards for conducting responsible research - from the planning phase to the dissemination of results, and also shortly introduce the current administration for misconducts. The course is based on the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2014), that was accepted by all Danish Universities. The course will include cases and supplementary material to illustrate research integrity through examples participants can work with and think about. The course will be a mix of lectures and group-based workshops, including discussions pertaining to the participants' own challenges. Participants will receive the detailed program, materials, and instructions for preparation in due time of the course. Some work effort prior to and after the course shall be expected.

    Organizers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi (dh@es.aau.dk), Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Associate Professor Trine Fink, and Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen

    Lecturers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Department of Business and Management, Associate Professor Trine Fink, Department of Health Science and Technology, Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Kathrine Tvorup Pajkes and Susanne Andersen, Grants & Contracts, Charlotte Høj Mariendal, Grants & Contracts, and Karsten Kryger Hansen, University Library

    ECTS: 1.0

    Time: 08 October 2024

    Place: Online

    Number of seats: 60

    Deadline: 17 September 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD Students from Aalborg University that have been enrolled at least three months

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk






    Welcome to Applying the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity to your Research - E (2024)


    Description: This course examines the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity that guides research practices of scientists, researchers and their collaborators. The course will briefly introduce the principles of research integrity, dwell on the basic standards for conducting responsible research - from the planning phase to the dissemination of results, and also shortly introduce the current administration for misconducts. The course is based on the Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2014), that was accepted by all Danish Universities. The course will include cases and supplementary material to illustrate research integrity through examples participants can work with and think about. The course will be a mix of lectures and group-based workshops, including discussions pertaining to the participants' own challenges. Participants will receive the detailed program, materials, and instructions for preparation in due time of the course. Some work effort prior to and after the course shall be expected.

    Organizers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi (dh@es.aau.dk), Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Associate Professor Trine Fink, and Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen

    Lecturers: Professor Dorte Hammershøi, Department of Electronic Systems, Associate Professor Antonia Scholkmann, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Associate Professor Ina Drejer, Department of Business and Management, Associate Professor Trine Fink, Department of Health Science and Technology, Professor Per Halkjær Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Kathrine Tvorup Pajkes and Susanne Andersen, Grants & Contracts, Charlotte Høj Mariendal, Grants & Contracts, and Karsten Kryger Hansen, University Library

    ECTS: 1.0

    Time: 26 November 2024

    Place: KST7-059

    City: Aalborg

    Zip code: 9220

    Number of seats: 60

    Deadline: 05 November 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD Students from Aalborg University that have been enrolled at least three months

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk




      Welcome to Writing and Reviewing Scientific Papers - A (2024)


      Description: The aim is to improve the participants' competence in writing and reviewing scientific papers. The course takes a practical approach and focuses on the craftsmanship needed as a scientist. It is recommended that this course is taken during the first period of a PhD study. PhD students from all areas of engineering and science can benefit from attending, although the course to some extent favors "hard science" disciplines. The discussions will address general issues related to scientific writing. The course is organised in three activities. First, the PhD students are asked to study selected literature on the subject. Second, two one-day seminars are devoted to presentations by the organisers, discussions amongst participants, and lectures by invited speakers. Third, the PhD students are required to practice both writing and reviewing in specially designed exercises. A collection of papers will be distributed before the course. In addition, a reading list of relevant books and papers is given.


      NB! Please observe that attendance is absolutely mandatory throughout the two dates mentioned above. Participants, who are absent during part of one or both of these two dates will not receive any credits.


      Organizer:
      Professor Jakob Stoustrup, e-mail: jakob@es.aau.dk  

      Lecturers:
      Associate Professor Jan Bendtsen, e-mail: dimon@es.aau.dk
      Professor Jakob Stoustrup, e-mail: jakob@es.aau.dk  

      ECTS: 3.75

      Time: 12 February and May 13, 2024 

      Place: Fredrik Bajersvej 7A, room 4-106Aalborg University

      Zip code: 
      9220

      City: Aalborg

      Number of seats: 45

      Deadline: January 22, 2024

      NB This course is only  for PhD Students at Aalborg University

      For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

      Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
      Welcome to Writing and Reviewing Scientific Papers - B (Online version) (2024)


      Description: The aim is to improve the participants' competence in writing and reviewing scientific papers. The course takes a practical approach and focuses on the craftsmanship needed as a scientist. It is recommended that this course is taken during the first period of a PhD study. PhD students from all areas of engineering and science can benefit from attending, although the course to some extent favors "hard science" disciplines. The discussions will address general issues related to scientific writing. The course is organised in three activities. First, the PhD students are asked to study selected literature on the subject. Second, two one-day seminars are devoted to presentations by the organisers, discussions amongst participants, and lectures by invited speakers. Third, the PhD students are required to practice both writing and reviewing in specially designed exercises. A collection of papers will be distributed before the course. In addition, a reading list of relevant books and papers is given.


      NB! Please observe that attendance is absolutely mandatory throughout the two dates mentioned above. Participants, who are absent during part of one or both of these two dates will not receive any credits.


      Organizer:
      Professor Jakob Stoustrup, e-mail: jakob@es.aau.dk  

      Lecturers:
      Associate Professor Jan Bendtsen, e-mail: dimon@es.aau.dk
      Professor Jakob Stoustrup, e-mail: jakob@es.aau.dk  

      ECTS: 3.75

      Time: 13 February and May 14, 2024 

      Place: Aalborg University

      Zip code: 
      9220

      City: Aalborg

      Number of seats: 45

      Deadline: January 23, 2024

      NB This course is only  for PhD Students at Aalborg University

      For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

      Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


    Welcome to Writing and Reviewing Scientific Papers - C (2024)


    Description: The aim is to improve the participants' competence in writing and reviewing scientific papers. The course takes a practical approach and focuses on the craftsmanship needed as a scientist. It is recommended that this course is taken during the first period of a PhD study. PhD students from all areas of engineering and science can benefit from attending, although the course to some extent favors "hard science" disciplines. The discussions will address general issues related to scientific writing. The course is organised in three activities. First, the PhD students are asked to study selected literature on the subject. Second, two one-day seminars are devoted to presentations by the organisers, discussions amongst participants, and lectures by invited speakers. Third, the PhD students are required to practice both writing and reviewing in specially designed exercises. A collection of papers will be distributed before the course. In addition, a reading list of relevant books and papers is given.


    NB! Please observe that attendance is absolutely mandatory throughout the two dates mentioned above. Participants, who are absent during part of one or both of these two dates will not receive any credits.


    Organizer:
    Professor Jakob Stoustrup, e-mail: jakob@es.aau.dk  

    Lecturers:
    Associate Professor Jan Bendtsen, e-mail: dimon@es.aau.dk
    Professor Jakob Stoustrup, e-mail: jakob@es.aau.dk  

    ECTS: 3.75

    Time: 09 September and 18 November 2024

    Place: Aalborg University

    Zip code: 
    9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 45

    Deadline: 19 August 2024

    NB This course is only  for PhD Students at Aalborg University

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk





      Welcome to Professional Communication - A (2024)

      The course is fully booked! Please sign up at the waiting list

       For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.


      Description: The course will take both a theoretical and a practical approach. 
      The theoretical approach by conceptualising the planning, presentation and evaluation processes emphasising the communicative aspects. The practical approach by training the different type of communications in online video laboratories where the participants are asked to make two presentations of both a self-selected subject and a self-selected situation, for a live presentation and a pre-recorded pitch. The course is organized in three parts: First, there is a presentation of concepts at a seminar with practical exercises and group discussions. Second, the participants prepare two presentations, which are presented in the followed video laboratories. Third, at the end of the seminar the participants are asked to set up a personal plan for improvement. Before and during the course, participants receive a collection of relevant articles and other material. The issues raised in this course will not be subject-based but participant-based on a general level for scientific communication.


      Objectives: The objective is to train and improve the participants’ skills in oral communication especially at scientific conferences and in university teaching. 


      Organizer: Professor Euan Lindsay

      Lecturers: Professor Anette Kolmos, Associate Professor Aida Olivia Pereira de Carvalho Guerra, Professor Thomas Ryberg & Associate Professor Lykke Brogaard Bertel

      ECTS: 2.5

      Time: 6-8 March 2024

      Place: 6-7 March, Fibigerstræde 16, room 1.211, 9220 Aalborg
                 8 March, Fibigerstræde 14, room 58 & 59, 9220 Aalborg

      Number of seats: 20

      Deadline: 14 February 2023

      NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

        Important information concerning PhD courses:

        We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.



    Welcome to Professional Communication - B (2024)


    Description: The course will take both a theoretical and a practical approach. 
    The theoretical approach by conceptualising the planning, presentation and evaluation processes emphasising the communicative aspects. The practical approach by training the different type of communications in online video laboratories where the participants are asked to make two presentations of both a self-selected subject and a self-selected situation, for a live presentation and a pre-recorded pitch. The course is organized in three parts: First, there is a presentation of concepts at a seminar with practical exercises and group discussions. Second, the participants prepare two presentations, which are presented in the followed video laboratories. Third, at the end of the seminar the participants are asked to set up a personal plan for improvement. Before and during the course, participants receive a collection of relevant articles and other material. The issues raised in this course will not be subject-based but participant-based on a general level for scientific communication.

    Objectives: The objective is to train and improve the participants’ skills in oral communication especially at scientific conferences and in university teaching. 

    Organizer: Professor Euan Lindsay

    Lecturers: Professor Anette Kolmos, Associate Professor Pia Bøgelund, Associate Professor Aida Olivia Pereira de Carvalho Guerra, Professor Thomas Ryberg & Associate Professor Lykke Brogaard Bertel

    ECTS: 2.5

    Time: 06, 07 and 08 November 2024

    Place: Aalborg University

    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 20

    Deadline: 16 October 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk




    The course is fully booked! Please sign up at the waiting list

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.

     

    Description:

    The topic is creative thinking in research. It offers a deep understanding of creative thinking together with a toolbox and guidelines the student can use to make room for creative thinking and methodology in own research. The systematic use of creative thinking can be particularly helpful in the generation of new ideas, hypotheses, experimental designs and in data interpretation as well as in the communication of research.

    Learning objectives:

    - To get a firsthand experience with creative thinking and realize the impact it can have on your normal thinking process.
    - To understand that the way we think determines what we can be aware of and how we interpret our results
    - To understand why and how creative thinking influence knowledge production in research
    - To be able to think more flexibly and original, while doing research
    - To understand how you can integrate creative thinking in your existing research method – both in theory and in practice

    Teaching methods:

    The course is organized as a 2-day workshop consisting of a mix of small lectures and exercises that train creative thinking in research. The workshop will focus on getting a firsthand experience with creative thinking in relation to own scientific work. 

    There will also be time for reflecting upon how creative thinking can be implemented in own research process as well as collaboration with other researchers. 

    After the workshop, participants will have access to literature, extra materials and training exercises to continue training and development of a creative research practice, both individually and in peer groups.

    Preparation for the workshop

    Bring your research questions and an open mind to think and do different than you are used to. There is no redings before the workshop.

    Criteria for assessment:

    Assignment where the participant experiment with- and reflect on the use of creative thinking in own research process

    Organizers and lecturers: Søren Hansen, sha@plan.aau.dk

    ECTS: 1,5
     

    Time: 18 and 19 April 2024 

    Place: Aalborg University - Thomas Manns Vej 23 room 1.136, 9000 Aalborg

    Number of seats: 30

    Deadline: 28 March 2024

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

     For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

     For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation, or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk





    Welcome to AI for the People 

    Description: The notion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) dates back approx. 70 years as a research field and even longer if one considers fiction writers. A number of different definitions of AI has been suggested over the years, but none seem to capture what AI is. This might be due to the fact that AI is about computer algorithms that behave intelligently. And since the capabilities of computer algorithms improve over time, no static definition is possible.

    One aspect of AI is the ability to learn or adapt dynamically. This concept has inspired numerous Sci-fi books and movies with the underlying theme of man vs AI (often manifested in a robot). From this follows naturally ethical and regulatory considerations. But until recently, such considerations (see for example the three Robotic laws defined by the sci-fi writer I. Asimov) have been speculative since current AI algorithms (and their manifestation in mechanical devices) have performed poorly and hence never left university labs around the world. Recently, however, fast hardware and massive amount of data have allowed revisiting one particular AI algorithm invented in the 80s, namely Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), and increasing the size of the networks used in these models. This was exemplified via image processing for recognizing hand-written digits and resulted in amazing results. Inspired by this success ANN (now known as Deep Learning (DL)) was quickly picked up by other research fields where similar successes have been witnessed.

    DL algorithms can now outperform humans on a number of tasks. Moreover, they can, to a certain degree, learn new tasks. An important point in this regard is that the algorithm is so complex that it is next to impossible to understand its inner workings. So, we seem to be facing a reality where AI, in a not too distant future, will be used to make decisions (simply because it is of better than humans). This raises a number of ethical and regulative questions such as, for instance, 1) how we ensure that AI systems are not discriminating against certain groups in the population, 2) how do we ensure transparency about the decisions made by AI systems, and relatedly 3) could and should individuals be given a substantial right to an explanation of decisions made by such systems and a substantial right not to be subjected to automated decision-making (GDPR). Since many of the currently developed AI systems operate on the basis of large amounts of data, the development and use of such systems also reinvigorate the ethical issues related to ‘Big data’. Finally, there are problems related to the efficacy and safety of AI systems. This raises questions not only of how appropriate monitoring of the development of these systems can be secured, but also and more importantly about the appropriate domains for use.

    These questions and related questions are the core focus of the PhD course on ‘AI for the people’. The aim is to raise an awareness in the participants. To this end the course will be a combination of lectures, debates and an assignment, and includes the following topics:

    • Introduction to AI
    • Ethical issues in the development and use of AI
    • Industry perspective on AI

    Organizers: Professor Thomas B. Moeslund, tbm@create.aau.dk 

    Lecturers: Professor Thomas B. Moeslund, tbm@create.aau.dk 

    ECTS: 
    2.0

    Time: 09, 10 and 24 October 2024

    Place: Aalborg University
    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 30

    Deadline: 18 September 2024


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk


Welcome to Intellectual Property Rights (2023)


Description: The aim of this course is to give the students an understanding of the importance of the use of patents when working within the area of science. In both public and private research and development, the strategic use of patents is becoming important knowledge. The course will have a practical approach and therefore the lecturers will primarily be professional patent agents and other professionals, who work with patents on a professional basis.a

The course will guide the students through the process of using patents as a strategic tool when the protecting of IPR is needed.


Organizer: Nina Skivesen, nsk@patrade.dk 

Lecturers: Nina Skivesen

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 3 and 4 June 2024 

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 


City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 40

Deadline: 13 May 2024

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk


    Welcome to International Scientific Networking - A (2024)

    Description:

    • To learn that networking is important
    • To learn how to get to know and how to get to be known
    • To learn how to show interest and how to become interesting Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication
    • Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication

    Organizer: Hiva Alipour - email: hiva@hst.aau.dk

    Lecturers: Hiva Alipour - email: hiva@hst.aau.dk

    ECTS: 1.0

    Date:  19 June 2024

    Time:  TBA

    Place: Aalborg University

    Zip code: 


    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 25

    Deadline: 29 May 2024

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.





    Welcome to International Scientific Networking - B (2024)

    Description:

    • To learn that networking is important
    • To learn how to get to know and how to get to be known
    • To learn how to show interest and how to become interesting Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication
    • Prerequisites: Having international interest and interest in communication

    Organizer: Hiva Alipour - email: hiva@hst.aau.dk

    Lecturers: Hiva Alipour - email: hiva@hst.aau.dk

    ECTS: 1.0

    Time: 21 November 2024

    Place: Aalborg University

    Zip code: 
    9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 25

    Deadline: 31 October 2024


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk


    Welcome to From Research to Business (2024)
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    Description: Topic, background and motivation for the course:

    Today, the job market for PhD candidates is not only in public science. Most PhD candidates find employment outside the university, but too few convert their technical skills and brilliant ideas to prosperous businesses. The purpose of this course is to give PhD students an impression of what it takes to become an independent technological entrepreneur with a successful business.

    The course takes a practical and kaleidoscopic approach and does not aim to cover its topics in depth but rather introduce important concepts that are present in most entrepreneurial endeavors in technology.

    A range of follow-up activities is available from AAU Innovation and Open Entrepreneurship. These will be briefly presented and recommended individually during the course.

    Learning objectives:
    • Knowing the general terminology of entrepreneurship.
    • Experience different ways to view businesses and their lifecycles.
    • Knowing the legal structures supporting businesses in Denmark.
    • Having considered the purpose and contents of a business plan.
    • Knowing financing options and understanding their pros and cons.
    • Knowing different types of investors, their motives and expectations.
    • Knowing the basics of immaterial property rights.
    • Having considered different marketing approaches and their links with the business model.
    • Knowing about local structures and organizations supporting startups.
    • Understanding options for IPR protection.

    Organizers:
    • Professor John Rasmussen - jr@mp.aau.dk
    • Special consultant Gert Spender-Andersen - gsa@adm.aau.dk

    Lecturers:
    • Professor John Rasmussen - jr@mp.aau.dk
    • Special consultant Gert Spender-Andersen - gsa@adm.aau.dk
    • Morten Kirkegaard, co-founder REDO-neurosystems


    ECTS: 2

    Time: 19-20 March 2024

    Place: 
    19 March: Aalborg University Fibigerstræde 10 room 09 
    20 March: Aalborg University Fibigerstræde 10 room 07

    Zip code: 
    9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 45

    Deadline: 27 February 2024

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.



    Welcome to From Research to Business (2024)
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    Description: Topic, background and motivation for the course:

    Today, the job market for PhD candidates is not only in public science. Most PhD candidates find employment outside the university, but too few convert their technical skills and brilliant ideas to prosperous businesses. The purpose of this course is to give PhD students an impression of what it takes to become an independent technological entrepreneur with a successful business.

    The course takes a practical and kaleidoscopic approach and does not aim to cover its topics in depth but rather introduce important concepts that are present in most entrepreneurial endeavors in technology.

    A range of follow-up activities is available from AAU Innovation and Open Entrepreneurship. These will be briefly presented and recommended individually during the course.

    Learning objectives:
    • Knowing the general terminology of entrepreneurship.
    • Experience different ways to view businesses and their lifecycles.
    • Knowing the legal structures supporting businesses in Denmark.
    • Having considered the purpose and contents of a business plan.
    • Knowing financing options and understanding their pros and cons.
    • Knowing different types of investors, their motives and expectations.
    • Knowing the basics of immaterial property rights.
    • Having considered different marketing approaches and their links with the business model.
    • Knowing about local structures and organizations supporting startups.
    • Understanding options for IPR protection.

    Organizers:
    • Professor John Rasmussen - jr@mp.aau.dk
    • Special consultant Gert Spender-Andersen - gsa@adm.aau.dk

    Lecturers:
    • Professor John Rasmussen - jr@mp.aau.dk
    • Special consultant Gert Spender-Andersen - gsa@adm.aau.dk
    • Morten Kirkegaard, co-founder REDO-neurosystems


    ECTS: 2

    Time: 26-27 September 2024

    Place: Aalborg University

    Zip code: 
    9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 45

    Deadline: 05 September 2024


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

The course is fully booked! Please sign up at the waiting list
For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.

    Description: As an academic, you are expected to publish. A LOT! Good Academic Writing is vital to the success of any academic who wants to further their career.

    Writing well can be nerve-wracking. It can be even more nerve-wracking when the language you are writing in is not your native one. This course will provide you with the skills you need to move forward confidently as write and publish academically in English. In addition to in-class time, you will get 1-1 time with me, work in small groups and have access to an online platform which will support your learning. I will provide you with individual feedback that will strengthen your skills. 

    When you are finished with this class, you will be more confident in your Academic English Skills.

    We will look at many aspects of Academic Writing including the following:

    • Effective Academic Writing
    • Combining sentences and ideas smoothly
    • Differences between British, American and Global English: How to know which to use
    • Publication Process
    • Punctuation for Academic Writing
    • Academic Words and Phrases
    • What editors look for (based on instructor’s correspondence with editors)
    • Peer Review Process
    • Writing a letter to the editor (participants given tips from editors that instructor has contacted)
    • Questions to ask yourself before you submit
    • Plagiarism
    • Parts of a Journal Article (With tips on how to make each part effective)
    • How to evaluate journal requirements

    I am an Academic English Specialist who brings an extensive background in Academic Writing instruction and editing. I taught Academic Writing at La Sierra University in Riverside, California and have taught this course here in Denmark and in Greenland for over a decade. I am committed to making this whole process easier for you and can’t wait to work with you.

    Pre-Course Assignment: TBA
    *Due first day of class

    In-class

    24, 25 January 2024

    13, 14 March 2024

    *6 hours of course instruction each day.

    8.30-10.00 Class 
    10.00-10.10 Coffee Break 
    10.10-11.40 Class 
    11.40-12.10 Lunch 
    12.10-13.40 Class 
    13.40-13.50 Coffee Break 
    13.50-15.20 Class

    1-1 Sessions (1 hour)
    TBA
    *Students sign-up for time first day of course. Held via Zoom

    Organizer: Tamara R. McGee, e-mail: tamara@trmenglish.com  

    Lecturers: Tamara R. McGee, MA, President TRM English  and TRM English Academy, Academic Writing Specialist

    ECTS: 2.5

    Time: 

    24, 25 January 2024

    13, 14 March 2024

    Place: Aalborg University
    24, 25 January: Kroghstræde 1, 1.007 - Mozart
    13, 14 March: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 1.102

    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 30

    Deadline: 03 January 2024

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Important information concerning PhD courses:

    We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.




    Welcome to Academic Writing in English - B (2024)

    Description: As an academic, you are expected to publish. A LOT! Good Academic Writing is vital to the success of any academic who wants to further their career.

    Writing well can be nerve-wracking. It can be even more nerve-wracking when the language you are writing in is not your native one. This course will provide you with the skills you need to move forward confidently as write and publish academically in English. In addition to in-class time, you will get 1-1 time with me, work in small groups and have access to an online platform which will support your learning. I will provide you with individual feedback that will strengthen your skills. 

    When you are finished with this class, you will be more confident in your Academic English Skills.

    We will look at many aspects of Academic Writing including the following:

    • Effective Academic Writing
    • Combining sentences and ideas smoothly
    • Differences between British, American and Global English: How to know which to use
    • Publication Process
    • Punctuation for Academic Writing
    • Academic Words and Phrases
    • What editors look for (based on instructor’s correspondence with editors)
    • Peer Review Process
    • Writing a letter to the editor (participants given tips from editors that instructor has contacted)
    • Questions to ask yourself before you submit
    • Plagiarism
    • Parts of a Journal Article (With tips on how to make each part effective)
    • How to evaluate journal requirements

    I am an Academic English Specialist who brings an extensive background in Academic Writing instruction and editing. I taught Academic Writing at La Sierra University in Riverside, California and have taught this course here in Denmark and in Greenland for over a decade. I am committed to making this whole process easier for you and can’t wait to work with you.

    Pre-Course Assignment: TBA
    *Due first day of class

    In-class

    28, 29 August 2024
    29, 30 October 2024  

    *6 hours of course instruction each day.

    8.30-10.00 Class 
    10.00-10.10 Coffee Break 
    10.10-11.40 Class 
    11.40-12.10 Lunch 
    12.10-13.40 Class 
    13.40-13.50 Coffee Break 
    13.50-15.20 Class

    1-1 Sessions (1 hour)
    TBA
    *Students sign-up for time first day of course. Held via Zoom

    Time:

    28, 29 August 2024
    29, 30 October 2024  

    Organizer: Tamara R. McGee, e-mail: tamara@trmenglish.com  

    Lecturers: Tamara R. McGee, MA, President TRM English  and TRM English Academy, Academic Writing Specialist

    ECTS: 2.5

    Place: Aalborg University

    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 30

    Deadline: 07 August 2024
    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk
    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


Welcome to Writing Toyu (Reflective and Reflexive) Methodology 2024

Description:

This PhD course focuses on writing your methodology chapter in a manner that is thorough, transparent, reflective, and reflexive and is intended for students using qualitative, applied, field-based, and/or action-oriented approaches. Moreover, this course takes a problem-based approach and aims to meet students’ needs in addition to covering essential elements of writing a methodology chapter (or sections in your synthesis).

Although there are courses oriented toward learning about qualitative methods and planning/crafting one’s (intended) research design, this course starts where these leave off: what to do about ‘writing up’ and explaining the considerations, choices, modes of analysis, and how you position yourself within your research.

The course will attend especially to the issue of when research does not go according to plan and how social scientists and other researchers are starting to ‘expose’ and learn from methodological ‘failures.’ Depending on student interest, the course may also delve into new ethical considerations on automated transcription or other AI-assisted methods.


Prerequisites:

Students should be enrolled in PhD program and at a point where they are writing their methodology (or at least a portion of it) and reflecting on what transpired in the field/during data collection. The course targets students whose PhD has not quite gone according to plan and must address a level of ‘messiness’ increasingly associated with social research and qualitative, mixed methods, field research. 

Students doing qualitative or mixed method research are especially welcome in this course

Learning objectives:

1. Reflect on own methodology from conceptualization to actualization
2. Understand what makes for a ‘good’ methodology chapter for your discipline/epistemological approach
3. Recognize differences in methodological ‘standards’ for quantitative versus qualitative research (including mixed methods variations)
4. Improve writing on methods and methodology in terms of transparency, positionality, and other considerations relevant to your approach

Teaching methods:

This course will run in a workshop style and orient toward the problems/challenges facing enrolled students in writing up their methodology chapters/sections. There will be some introductory lectures and discussions based on course readings, but we will focus on ‘writing up’ and thus students will be expected to provide drafts for peer review and critique from the instructor and course participants.

Course plan/design:

1st encounter (19.-20.9.2022): 2 days of lectures/discussion/exercises and getting to know one another and the methodological challenges to be addressed.

1 month interim (October 2022): time for writing your draft, exchanging drafts, and preparing for the workshop

2nd encounter (31.10-2.11.2022): 3 days of methodology workshop

Post course (±1 month deadline): complete peer review

Criteria for assessment:

Active participation in the course including brief presentation of ‘methodology challenge you wish to tackle’; high-quality, peer review completed; submitted draft of methodology chapter/section after workshop, submitted by TBA to kristen@plan.aau.dk

Organizer: Kristen Ounanian


Lecturers: Kristen Ounanian and Rikke Becker Jacobsen

ECTS: 4

Dates: 03, 04 October and 06, 07 November 2024

Place: TBA

Zip code: 9000

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 12 Spetember 2024


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk


    Welcome to Advanced Mathematics for PhD Candidates (2024)


    Description: The aim of this course is to give the participants an idea of how the mathematical vocabulary is used and the strength of using it properly. This is needed by engineering PhD's when reading papers, which will often use the common language of mathematics, and in particular when writing papers. Moreover, it is crucial, that engineers understand when a given mathematical toolbox is applicable and when it is not. As an example: In favourable cases, differential equations have unique solutions, but this is not always true, and trying to approximate a solution in such cases may lead to results which are simply wrong. The topics covered are: metric spaces, convergence, continuity, compactness, completeness. Vector Spaces and linearity. Korovkins theorem on polynomial approximations via Bernstein polynomials. The Banach Fixed Point Theorem. Existence and uniqueness results for ordinary differential equations. The approach in the course is to stress the necessity of precise mathematical formulation, and, in particular, to give examples where the intuitive answer is not correct.

    Organizer: Professor Morten Nielsen - mnielsen@math.aau.dk & Associate Professor Lisbeth Fajstrup - fajstrup@math.aau.dk

    Lecturers:

    ECTS: 4.0

    Time: 29 November, 02, 04, 09, 11, 13 December 2024

    Place: TBA
    Number of seats: 30

    Deadline: 08 November 2024


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk



Welcome to Tools for Scientific Software Development and Data Science (2024)

The development of eScience and Data Science across research fields means many researchers have to spend a significant amount of time at their computers. As a consequence, we need to ensure that our skill set and toolbox is up to date and that we can accurately, effectively and in a research-wise justifiable manner conduct our research with a computer.

 

Who is this course for?

If you in your daily work do any of these:

·        Process data on a computer

·        Adapt code and scripts from colleagues or peers

·        Write code/scripts used by you, your colleagues or peers

then this course is for you. However, this is not a programming course.

Are you looking for a course on a specific programming language?

Check out the following courses:

·        Scientific Computing using Python - 1. Python + Scientific Computing

·        Scientific Computing using Python - High Performance Computing In Python

·        Data Science Using R

Objectives

In this course you will learn the practical skills and craftsmanship to increase your day-to-day research productivity and be able to use and/or produce scientific software with a high degree of compliance to modern research standards. After the completion of the course you should

·        have knowledge and understanding of collaboration practices in writing program code and managing data to ensure high quality scientific research and development

·        be able to with confidence assess and utilise IT work environments for scientific research and development projects

·        be able to apply current software development principles in development of program code and computational scripts for the use in scientific research

In more common terms you will learn to e.g.:

·        apply the widely used commandline interface/shell bash in your daily work.

·        apply the widely used version control system Git in your daily work.

·        understand concepts related to computational reproducibility and data management.

Format

Hands-on interactive three-day event with participatory live-coding, demos and presentations. The participants are encouraged to follow and run the same examples as shown during the course. The workshop will contain several smaller practical 5-10 minutes exercises and breaks.

Course structure

1.     Day:

§  Introduction: why are we here?

§  Work in practice: what IT resources are available to me?

§  Get efficient with the command line interface (shells: MacOS(zsh), Linux(bash) - Windows users will use a Linux environment)

§  Basic version control: Git and what you need for your everyday work

2.     Day:

§  Code smart: software development principles to live by

§  Be smart: using automatic testing (with examples in Matlab, R and Python)

§  Work smart: instead of (re)writing code use scripts to combine existing rutines to produce the output you need

3.     Day:

§  Advanced version control: Git as a platform for collaboration

§  Show off your examples with Jupyter notebook

§  Get more out of your code: Computational Reproducibility

§  Get more out of your data: FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability).

We will not teach a specific programming language and will try to keep the presented material as language-independent as possible.

This is not a programming course.

Prerequisites

·        You will need to bring a laptop with Windows / OS X / Linux.

·        You know the basics of a least one programming language.

·        You can navigate your computer, locate files etc.

·        Read Wilson et. al. “Good enough practices in scientific computing” and start thinking about the presented ideas and to what extent it can be adapted in your work.

We expect that:

·        You actively participate and work on the examples and exercises.

·        You talk to your neighbors and help each other.

·        Ask for help if both you and your neighbors are stuck.

Course project

The course project will contain several elements from the course. Participants are presented with a default project, or can take on a project based on their existing work if they find this option suitable. The project will require additional work following the three course days.

ECTS: 2: Participants attending at least 80% of the course and submitting an acceptable course project receive credits.

Lecturers: Special consultant Gergely István Barsi

Dates: 16, 17 September and 7 October 2024

Location: TBA

City: Aalborg

Zip Code: 9220

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 26 August 2024

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-shows for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registration.

For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.

 For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation, or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk




    Welcome to Advanced Qualitative Methods for User and Consumer Research 2024

     
    Description: This course will outline theory and practice of qualitative research. The entire course will have a very applied approach towards qualitative studies. A variety of methodological approaches will be introduced and a special focus will be within: 1. How to implement validity and reliability in qualitative studies. 2. How to implement Mixed Methods. 3. How to analyze and visualize qualitative data. Further, there will be outlined new methods/ approaches within qualitative studies; including very specific tools and methods for conceptualizing the design, data collection, data analysis and reporting.

    Course content: The course will present new methods and the underlying theories such as a general understanding of interviews, ethnographic methods, probes, customer journey, interactive sessions, card sorting, projective techniques, ethical considerations, data analysis with use of software. Further, there will be structured elements for improving validity and reliability within qualitative studies. The participants will work with own cases during the PhD course, and will use relevant qualitative research methods. The practical approach will be included by some hands-on interviews/ observations, and data analysis.

    Format: Lectures with presentation of different methodological overviews (50%). Participant presentations with added theoretical and practical discussions (25%). Workshop where participants will work in groups e.g. with using observational methods. The groups set-up own theoretical focus (25 %).

    Exam: 
    The examination consists of three parts: 1. Participation all three days. 2. Participation and presentation based on assigned interview and observation task (in groups). 3. A presentation linked to your current PhD project. The presentation must somehow have a focus within qualitative/ mixed methods research. The focus can be within empirical data, ethical issues, and theoretical or even more abstract methodological questions. Your presentation should include a specific question/ problem you would like for discussion/advice. The duration of the presentation must NOT exceed 10 minutes. There will be approximately 15 minutes for discussion. The presentation will take place in minor groups of 4-5 participants. The exam ends with pass or no-pass.

    Mandatory readings: 

    A: Bjørner, T. ed. (2015). Qualitative Methods for Consumer Research: The Value of the Qualitative Approach in Theory and Practice. Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag. Pp. 11-112. Buy at Saxo, Hans Reitzel, Amazon, Factum Books or other book stores. 

    B: Bjørner, T., Korsgaard, D., Reinbach, H. C., & Perez-Cueto, F. J. (2018). A contextual identification of home-living older adults' positive mealtime practices: A honeycomb model as a framework for joyful aging and the importance of social factors. Appetite129, 125-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.07.005

    C: MacPhail, C., Khoza, N., Abler, L., & Ranganathan, M. (2016). Process guidelines for establishing Intercoder Reliability in qualitative studies. Qualitative Research16(2), 198-212. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794115577012

    D. O’Brien, B. C., Harris, I. B., Beckman, T. J., Reed, D. A., & Cook, D. A. (2014). Standards for reporting qualitative research: a synthesis of recommendations. Academic Medicine89(9), 1245-1251. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24979285/

    E: Bjørner, T., & Schrøder, M. (2019). Advantages and challenges of using mobile ethnography in a hospital case study: WhatsApp as a method to identify perceptions and practices. Qualitative Research in Medicine and Healthcare3(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/qrmh.2019.7795

    Organizer: Associate Professor Thomas Bjørner, email: tbj@create.aau.dk

    Lecturers: Associate Professor Thomas Bjørner (AAU), 

    ECTS: 4.0

    Time: 19 - 20 November 2024

    Place: TBA

    City: Copenhagen

    Zip Code: 2450

    Number of seats: 20

    Deadline: 29 October 2024


    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk




      Welcome to Biostatistics I (2024)


      Description: This is a basic course in statistics, and it focuses on the application of statistics to describe and analyze data (i.e., descriptive, and inferential statistics). The course will use different examples from e.g., medicine, biology, and biomedical engineering and focus on the application of statistics to describe data and test hypotheses, and less so on the underlying mathematical calculations.

      The examples during the course will be based on different research designs that are commonly used across different research field. To ensure that we make it as specific as possible for your specific Ph.D.-project, you will work with your own statistical analysis plan (SAP) throughout the course. First you will work in smaller groups on your SAP together with colleagues working with similar research projects, next you will get feedback on your SAP, and then you will present your SAP and receive feedback from a larger group.

      This course will consist of four parts: (i) relevant description and presentation of data pending your data type (ii) a review of some well-known and widely used parametric and non-parametric methods and discussions of basic designs of experimental studies, (iii) application of the statistical methods for hypothesis testing, and (iiii) developing a statistical analysis plan (SAP) for your research project.

      The learning goals for Biostatistics I are:

      1. Write a draft of a SAP for your own research project. 
      2. The ability to understand the assumptions and perform the following statistical tests:
        - Descriptive statistic
        - Probability distributions
        - Estimation
        - Hypothesis testing - parametric tests
        - Non-parametric tests
        - One-way ANOVA
        - Cross-tabulations
        - Regression and correlation

      Literature 
      B. Kirkwood, J. Sterne, “Essential medical statistics”. Plus handouts.

      Software

      We will mainly use SPSS and Stata. They software packages can be downloaded from here: https://www.its.aau.dk/software/ 

      Organizer: Carsten Dahl Mørch

      ECTS: 3,5

      Time: March 5, 12, 19, April 2, 9, 16, 30

      Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7C room 3-204

      Zip code: 9220

      City: Aalborg

      Number of seats: 30

      Deadline: February 13, 2024 

      For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

      Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

      For external PhD students: This course is a general course and is prioritized for PhD Students enrolled at Aalborg University. If there are available seats, PhD students from other universities will be accepted. You will be notified shortly after the deadline if you have been accepted.


      Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (TECH/ENG)

      Please observe that this course is for PhD students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design. We offer a similar course for PhD students within the Faculty of Medicine “Introduction to the PhD Study (Medicine)”

      Description: 

      Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of how the PhD education at Aalborg University is structured as well as the formal requirements related hereto. - Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan.

      Course structure: 1 day with lectures and a course work, followed up by completing the PhD student’s individual study plan in cooperation with his/her supervisors and research environment

      Course blocks and topics:

          1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
          2. The study plan
          3. Student-supervisor relation
          4. PhD Consulting service 
          5. My life as a PhD student
          6. Career planning
          7. The administrative organization of the doctoral schools
          8. PAU
          9. Ph.d. Help

      At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

      Preparation:


      Organizer: Lars Bo Henriksen

      Lecturers:  Lars Bo Henriksen

      ECTS: 0,5

      Time: 28 February, 2024, 8:30 - 14:45

      Place: Krogstræde 3/4, room 130-Darwin, Aalborg University

      Zip code: 
      9220

      City: Aalborg 

      Number of seats: 40

      Deadline: 7 February, 2024

      NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

      For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

      Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

        Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (TECH/ENG)

        Please observe that this course is for PhD students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design. We offer a similar course for PhD students within the Faculty of Medicine “Introduction to the PhD Study (Medicine)”

        Description: 

        Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of how the PhD education at Aalborg University is structured as well as the formal requirements related hereto. - Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan.

        Course structure: 1 day with lectures and a course work, followed up by completing the PhD student’s individual study plan in cooperation with his/her supervisors and research environment

        Course blocks and topics:

        1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
        2. The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
        3. My life as a PhD student: Experiences from PhD students
        4. The study plan
        5. Student-supervisor relation
        6. Career planning
        7. PhD Consulting service 
        8. PAU
        9. PhD help

        At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

        Preparation:


        Organizer: Rasmus Waagepetersen

        Lecturers: Rasmus Waagepetersen

        ECTS: 0,5

        Time: 18 April 2024

        Place: Kroghstræde 3 room 4.130 (Darwin) Aalborg University

        Zip code: 
        9220

        City: Aalborg 

        Number of seats: 40

        Deadline: 28.03.2024

        NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

        Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

        For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

        Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (TECH/ENG)

        Please observe that this course is for PhD students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design. We offer a similar course for PhD students within the Faculty of Medicine “Introduction to the PhD Study (Medicine)”

        Description: 

        Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of how the PhD education at Aalborg University is structured as well as the formal requirements related hereto. - Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan.

        Course structure: 1 day with lectures and a course work, followed up by completing the PhD student’s individual study plan in cooperation with his/her supervisors and research environment

        Course blocks and topics:

          1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
          2. The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
          3. My life as a PhD student: Experiences from PhD students
          4. The study plan
          5. Student-supervisor relation
          6. Career planning
          7. PhD Consulting service 
          8. PAU
          9. PhD help

        At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

        Preparation:


        Organizer: Lars Bo Henriksen

        Lecturers: Lars Bo Henriksen


        ECTS: 0,5

        Time: 10.06.2024

        Place: Aalborg University

        Zip code: 
        9220

        City: Aalborg 

        Number of seats: 40

        Deadline: 21 May 2024

        NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

        Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

        For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

      Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (TECH/ENG)

      Please observe that this course is for PhD students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design. We offer a similar course for PhD students within the Faculty of Medicine “Introduction to the PhD Study (Medicine)”

      Description: 

      Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of how the PhD education at Aalborg University is structured as well as the formal requirements related hereto. - Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan.

      Course structure: 1 day with lectures and a course work, followed up by completing the PhD student’s individual study plan in cooperation with his/her supervisors and research environment

      Course blocks and topics:

      1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
      2. The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
      3. My life as a PhD student: Experiences from PhD students
      4. The study plan
      5. Student-supervisor relation
      6. Career planning
      7. PhD Consulting service 
      8. PAU
      9. PhD help

      At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

      Preparation:


      Organizer: Claus Leth Bak

      Lecturers: Claus Leth Bak

      ECTS: 0,5

      Time: 11 September 2024

      Place: Aalborg University

      Zip code: 
      9220

      City: Aalborg 

      Number of seats: 40

      Deadline: 21 August 2024

      NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

      Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

      For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (TECH/ENG)

    Please observe that this course is for PhD students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design. We offer a similar course for PhD students within the Faculty of Medicine “Introduction to the PhD Study (Medicine)”

    Description: 

    Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of how the PhD education at Aalborg University is structured as well as the formal requirements related hereto. - Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan.

    Course structure: 1 day with lectures and a course work, followed up by completing the PhD student’s individual study plan in cooperation with his/her supervisors and research environment

    Course blocks and topics:

    1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
    2. The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
    3. My life as a PhD student: Experiences from PhD students
    4. The study plan
    5. Student-supervisor relation
    6. Career planning
    7. PhD Consulting service 
    8. PAU
    9. PhD help

    At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

    Preparation:


    Organizer: Claus Leth Bak

    Lecturers: Claus Leth Bak

    ECTS: 0,5

    Time: 4 November 2024
    Place: Aalborg University
    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg 

    Number of seats: 40

    Deadline: 14 October 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (CPH)(TECH/ENG)

    Please observe that this course is for PhD students within the Faculty of Engineering and Science and The Technical Faculty of IT and Design. We offer a similar course for PhD students within the Faculty of Medicine “Introduction to the PhD Study (Medicine)”

    Description: 

    Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of how the PhD education at Aalborg University is structured as well as the formal requirements related hereto. - Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan.

    Course structure: 1 day with lectures and a course work, followed up by completing the PhD student’s individual study plan in cooperation with his/her supervisors and research environment

    Course blocks and topics:

    1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
    2. The structure of Aalborg University & Organization of the Doctoral School
    3. The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
    4. My life as a PhD student: Experiences from PhD students
    5. Good scientific practice
    6. The PhD student organization: PAU
    7. Career planning
    8. Writing the study plan

    At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

    Preparation:


    Organizer: Lars Bo Henriksen

    Lecturers: Lars Bo Henriksen

    ECTS: 0,5

    Time: 25 November 2024
    Place: Aalborg University
    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg 

    Number of seats: 40

    Deadline: 1 November 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD Students at Aalborg University

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study Fall 1 (MEDICINE)

    Description: 
    Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of the PhD education at Aalborg University. Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan. Practical informations making research projects.

    Course structure:
     ½ day with lectures and discussions.

    Course blocks and topics:

    1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
    2. Information from the administration of the doctoral schools The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
    3. Presentation of PhD consult
    4. Phd student organization, international office (PAU)
    5. Introduction to PBL, different ways of teaching (supervision, courses etc.)
    6. Presentation of CLAAUDIA research support services and Data Management
    7. Phd Coaching

    At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

    Preparation:

    Organizers and lecturers: Professor Pascal Madeleine

    ECTS:
     0,5

    Time: 10:00- 14:15 6 March 2024

    Place:
    Selma Lagerløfs Vej 249 room 12.01.054 

    Number of seats: 40

    Deadline: February 14, 2024

    NB This course is only for PhD students at Aalborg University


    For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk

    Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (MEDICINE) (2024)

Description: 
Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of the PhD education at Aalborg University. Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan. Practical informations making research projects.

Course structure:
 ½ day with lectures and discussions.

Course blocks and topics:

  1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
  2. Information from the administration of the doctoral schools The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
  3. Presentation of PhD consult
  4. Phd student organization, international office (PAU)
  5. Introduction to PBL, different ways of teaching (supervision, courses etc.)
  6. Presentation of CLAAUDIA research support services and Data Management
  7. Phd Coaching


At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

Preparation:

Organizers and lecturers:

ECTS: 0,5

Time: 23 May 2024

Place: Aalborg University 

Number of seats: 40

Deadline: 2 May 2024

NB This course is only for PhD students at Aalborg University

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (MEDICINE) (2024)

Description: 
Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of the PhD education at Aalborg University. Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan. Practical informations making research projects.

Course structure:
 ½ day with lectures and discussions.

Course blocks and topics:

  1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
  2. Information from the administration of the doctoral schools The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
  3. Presentation of PhD consult
  4. Phd student organization, international office (PAU)
  5. Introduction to PBL, different ways of teaching (supervision, courses etc.)
  6. Presentation of CLAAUDIA research support services and Data Management
  7. Phd Coaching


At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

Preparation:

Organizers and lecturers: Rogerio Pessoto Hirata 

ECTS: 0,5

Time: 5 September 2024

Place: TBA, Aalborg University 

Number of seats: 
40

Deadline: 15 August 2024

NB This course is only for PhD students at Aalborg University

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Welcome to Introduction to the PhD Study (MEDICINE) (2024)

Description: 
Objective: Give the PhD student a basic understanding of the PhD education at Aalborg University. Support the PhD student in developing his/her study plan. Practical informations making research projects.

Course structure:
 ½ day with lectures and discussions.

Course blocks and topics:
    1. The Legislation - the rights and duties of a PhD student. For this session the students have to read the Ministerial order for PhD education (https://ufm.dk/en/legislation/prevailing-laws-and-regulations/education/files/engelsk-ph-d-bekendtgorelse.pdf)
    2. Information from the administration of the doctoral schools The administrative organization of the Doctoral School
    3. Presentation of PhD consult
    4. Phd student organization, international office (PAU)
    5. Introduction to PBL, different ways of teaching (supervision, courses etc.)
    6. Presentation of CLAAUDIA research support services and Data Management
    7. Phd Coaching

At the time you attend this course, your study plan should be in progress. Bring a printed or electronic copy of the study plan as it is at the time of the course.

Preparation:

Organizers and lecturers: Lene W. Dreyer

ECTS: 0,5

Time: 4 November 2024

Place: TBA
Aalborg University 

Number of seats: 
40

Deadline: 14 October 2024

NB This course is only for PhD students at Aalborg University

For inquiries regarding registration, cancellation or waiting list, please contact the PhD administration, aauphd@adm.aau.dk.

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Course aim 

Through participation in this course, the PhD student acquires knowledge and understanding of the use of a number of professional online tools designed to support a career in research. The course emphasizes acquisition of both theoretical and practical knowledge about research registration, profiling and evaluation, as well as the growing focus on Open Science.  

The course leans on the idea behind Scholarly Communication, which is defined by the Association of College & Research Libraries as "the system through which research and scientific publications are registered, subjected to quality assessment, disseminated to the scientific community, and preserved for future use." (ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee2003)  

 The purpose of the course is to enable PhD students to create their own sustainable strategies for publishing and disseminating research and research results, and to provide them with tools for evaluation. The course will address both traditional academic tools and introduce more recent methods.  


The course specifically addresses the following topics:  

Open Science/ Open Knowledge - including Open Access publishing  

  • Scholarly Communication: What does it mean to you as a researcher? 
  • Research registration - introduction to research registration and researcher profiles in VBN (Aalborg University's research portal) and associated systems
  • Researcher profiling – to strengthen the exposure of ​own research and research profile
  • Research evaluation – introduction to traditional and new methods including citations, h-index and alternative metrics
  • Copyright and plagiarism for PhD students with a primary focus on the thesis
  • The course is aimed at all PhD students, and the teachers will facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion among the participants using Dilemma Games among other things. 

Course frame 

The course is an independent part of the course series offered to PhD students at Aalborg University Library. The course is announced at Plan2Learn and Moodle, where more information and course material are available. The course is available to PhD students from all Danish universities. 

The course varies between presentations, exercises and plenary discussions. The exercises take place in groups where the students either discuss or do course-related hands-on assignments. In addition, there is a final test, which is assessed as "passed/failed". In order to obtain course ECTS points, your presence is required on the course day along with a “passed” final test. 

The course is primarily aimed at PURE users. If you do not have access to AAU's PURE installation, you will still be able to use what you have learned when you get back to your own institution. However, there will be local differences in the options offered by the system. 


The course is in English. 

There is a reading list attached to the course. 

Planning and teaching: The VBN Team 

Course learning targets: 

  • The course provides the PhD student with a toolbox for strategic focus on researcher profiling, including:
  • How to get an overview of registration and dissemination requirements for PhD research results in a scientific context. This includes the actual PhD  thesis, as well as preparation of different types of publications and profiles. 
  • How to acquire new knowledge regarding opportunities and strategies for publishing research, including Open Access.   
  • Providing the PhD student with skills to develop communication strategies. This may include an understanding of how to work with Open Science e.g. through qualitative and quantitative metrics. 


Organizer: Kathrine Bjerg Bennike og Anna Stegger Gemzøe

ECTS: 1

Time: 11 April 2024, 09:00-14:30

Place:  CPH ACM15 (A) 2.1.021

Zip code: 

City: Copenhagen

Number of seats: 25

Deadline:  14 March 2024


NB: Coffee and tea will be served during the course as well as cake after lunch. However, please note that you will need to bring or buy lunch in the canteen.



    Course reading list 

    Fecher, Benedikt, and Sascha Friesike. 2013. “Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought.” Opening Science, 17–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00026-8_2

     

    Kathawalla, Ummul-Kiram, Priya Silverstein, and Moin Syed. 2021. “Easing into Open Science: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Advisors.” Collabra: Psychology 7 (1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.18684

     

    Leonelli, Sabina. 2023. “Philosophy of Open Science”. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009416368 Read the introduction

    Melchiorsen, Poul Meier. 2019. “Bibliometric Differences – a Case Study in Bibliometric Evaluation across SSH and STEM.” Journal of Documentation 75 (2): 366–78. https://doi.org/10.1108/jd-07-2018-0108

     

    Stoustrup et al. 2023. “ AAU Research Indicator: For the advancement of scientific publishing, impact,  collaboration, visibility, openness, and innovation at Aalborg University,” Aalborg University. https://doi.org/10.54337/aau524581687

    Watson, Mick. 2015. “When Will ‘Open Science’ Become Simply ‘Science’?” Genome Biology 16 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-015-0669-2

     

     

    Further reading:  

    Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment (ARRA) (2022) https://coara.eu/app/uploads/2022/09/2022_07_19_rra_agreement_final.pdf

    Bornmann, Lutz, and Robin Haunschild. 2018. “Alternative Article‐Level Metrics.” EMBO Reports 19 (12). https://doi.org/10.15252/embr.201847260

     

    Cintra, Paulo Roberto, Ariadne Chloe Furnival, and Douglas Henrique Milanez. 2018. “The Impact of Open Access Citation and Social Media on Leading Top Information Science Journals.” Investigación Bibliotecológica: Archivonomía, Bibliotecología E Información 32 (77): 117. https://doi.org/10.22201/iibi.24488321xe.2018.77.57874

     

    The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) (2012) https://sfdora.org/

     

    Schönbrodt, Felix. 2019. “Training Students for the Open Science Future.” Nature Human Behaviour 3 (10): 1031–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0726-z

     

    Smart, Palie, Sara Holmes, Fiona Lettice, Frederick Harry Pitts, Jeremy Basil Zwiegelaar, Gregory Schwartz, and Stephen Evans. 2019. “Open Science and Open Innovation in a Socio-Political Context: Knowledge Production for Societal Impact in an Age of Post-Truth Populism.” R&D Management 49 (3): 279–97. https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12377

    UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science (updated 2023) https://www.unesco.org/en/open-science/about?hub=686

    Voytek, Bradley. 2017. “Social Media, Open Science, and Data Science Are Inextricably Linked.” Neuron 96 (6): 1219–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2017.11.015

     


    Course aim 

    Through participation in this course, the PhD student acquires knowledge and understanding of the use of a number of professional online tools designed to support a career in research. The course emphasizes acquisition of both theoretical and practical knowledge about research registration, profiling and evaluation, as well as the growing focus on Open Science.  

    The course leans on the idea behind Scholarly Communication, which is defined by the Association of College & Research Libraries as "the system through which research and scientific publications are registered, subjected to quality assessment, disseminated to the scientific community, and preserved for future use." (ACRL Scholarly Communications Committee2003)  

     The purpose of the course is to enable PhD students to create their own sustainable strategies for publishing and disseminating research and research results, and to provide them with tools for evaluation. The course will address both traditional academic tools and introduce more recent methods.  


    The course specifically addresses the following topics:  

    Open Science/ Open Knowledge - including Open Access publishing  

    • Scholarly Communication: What does it mean to you as a researcher? 
    • Research registration - introduction to research registration and researcher profiles in VBN (Aalborg University's research portal) and associated systems
    • Researcher profiling – to strengthen the exposure of ​own research and research profile
    • Research evaluation – introduction to traditional and new methods including citations, h-index and alternative metrics
    • Copyright and plagiarism for PhD students with a primary focus on the thesis
    • The course is aimed at all PhD students, and the teachers will facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion among the participants using Dilemma Games among other things. 

    Course frame 

    The course is an independent part of the course series offered to PhD students at Aalborg University Library. The course is announced at Plan2Learn and Moodle, where more information and course material are available. The course is available to PhD students from all Danish universities. 

    The course varies between presentations, exercises and plenary discussions. The exercises take place in groups where the students either discuss or do course-related hands-on assignments. In addition, there is a final test, which is assessed as "passed/failed". In order to obtain course ECTS points, your presence is required on the course day along with a “passed” final test. 

    The course is primarily aimed at PURE users. If you do not have access to AAU's PURE installation, you will still be able to use what you have learned when you get back to your own institution. However, there will be local differences in the options offered by the system. 


    The course is in English. 

    There is a reading list attached to the course. 

    Planning and teaching: The VBN Team 

    Course learning targets: 

    • The course provides the PhD student with a toolbox for strategic focus on researcher profiling, including:
    • How to get an overview of registration and dissemination requirements for PhD research results in a scientific context. This includes the actual PhD  thesis, as well as preparation of different types of publications and profiles. 
    • How to acquire new knowledge regarding opportunities and strategies for publishing research, including Open Access.   
    • Providing the PhD student with skills to develop communication strategies. This may include an understanding of how to work with Open Science e.g. through qualitative and quantitative metrics. 


    Organizer: Kathrine Bjerg Bennike og Anna Stegger Gemzøe

    Lectures:   Kathrine Bjerg Bennike og Anna Stegger Gemzøe

    ECTS: 1

    Time: 25 April 2024, 09:00-14:3

    Place: Kroghstræde 3, lokale  4.130 (Darwin)

    Zip code: 9220

    City: Aalborg

    Number of seats: 25

    Deadline:  4 April 2024


    NB: Coffee and tea will be served during the course as well as cake after lunch. However, please note that you will need to bring or buy lunch in the canteen in Kroghstræde 3.


      Course reading list 

      Fecher, Benedikt, and Sascha Friesike. 2013. “Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought.” Opening Science, 17–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00026-8_2

       

      Kathawalla, Ummul-Kiram, Priya Silverstein, and Moin Syed. 2021. “Easing into Open Science: A Guide for Graduate Students and Their Advisors.” Collabra: Psychology 7 (1). https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.18684

       

      Leonelli, Sabina. 2023. “Philosophy of Open Science”. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009416368 Read the introduction

      Melchiorsen, Poul Meier. 2019. “Bibliometric Differences – a Case Study in Bibliometric Evaluation across SSH and STEM.” Journal of Documentation 75 (2): 366–78. https://doi.org/10.1108/jd-07-2018-0108

       

      Stoustrup et al. 2023. “ AAU Research Indicator: For the advancement of scientific publishing, impact,  collaboration, visibility, openness, and innovation at Aalborg University,” Aalborg University. https://doi.org/10.54337/aau524581687

      Watson, Mick. 2015. “When Will ‘Open Science’ Become Simply ‘Science’?” Genome Biology 16 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-015-0669-2

       

       

      Further reading:  

      Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment (ARRA) (2022) https://coara.eu/app/uploads/2022/09/2022_07_19_rra_agreement_final.pdf

      Bornmann, Lutz, and Robin Haunschild. 2018. “Alternative Article‐Level Metrics.” EMBO Reports 19 (12). https://doi.org/10.15252/embr.201847260

       

      Cintra, Paulo Roberto, Ariadne Chloe Furnival, and Douglas Henrique Milanez. 2018. “The Impact of Open Access Citation and Social Media on Leading Top Information Science Journals.” Investigación Bibliotecológica: Archivonomía, Bibliotecología E Información 32 (77): 117. https://doi.org/10.22201/iibi.24488321xe.2018.77.57874

       

      The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) (2012) https://sfdora.org/

       

      Schönbrodt, Felix. 2019. “Training Students for the Open Science Future.” Nature Human Behaviour 3 (10): 1031–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-019-0726-z

       

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