Academic ethics and copyright

tekijä: Liisa Hannele Halttunen-Keyriläinen Viimeisin muutos torstai 10. elokuuta 2017, 15.36

A prerequisite for reliable, ethically acceptable and credible results of a scientific study is that research is conducted in accordance with good scientific practice.

One goal of your university studies is that you adopt the principles of good scientific practice. A concrete form of this is that you refer appropriately to sources you have used.

Student as a Member of the University Community

As a student you must

  • be aware of your role as a responsible and honest member of the University community
  • treat you fellow students matter-of-factly and respectfully
  • take responsibility for your learning and participate actively in teaching and instruction
  • behave properly and follow the generally agreed principles of the science community and respect the teaching and research work of teachers
  • refrain from deceit
Degree Regulations of the University of Jyväskylä

The degree regulations apply to all students of the University of Jyväskylä who have been admitted to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate degree (i.e. bachelor’s, master’s, licentiate, and doctoral degree), as well as to do separate studies and study entities. They also apply to international exchange students, where applicable.

Code of conduct for preventing and dealing with academic fraud and plagiarism

This code of conduct applies to all degree students of the University of Jyväskylä and to all students who are completing separate studies or study modules. These instructions concentrate on the recognition and prevention of academic fraud. They focus on the reprehensibility of academic fraud from the viewpoint of the University’s ethical principles as well as on the recognition of fraud, the importance of information and guidance directed to students, and the significance of teaching arrangements and methods that prevent fraud. In addition, these instructions provide procedures for dealing with suspected academic fraud and its consequences.

University of Jyväskylä Ethical Principles

The Core Values are:

  • Openness – the activities of the University and its community members shall be based on honesty, transparency and openness. The realization of the values and ethics in the activities need to be open for assessment at any time.
  • Equality – the University and the members of the University community shall treat everyone with respect, impartiality and fairness.
  • Trust – the University and the members of the University community shall perform their tasks so that trust in the ethical sustainability, fairness, equality and autonomy of activities can be preserved.

See the Ethical Principles at the University of Jyväskylä (pdf)

The University of Jyväskylä Ethical Committee is in charge of providing information about issues related to ethics, particularly research ethics.

Departments name contact persons for ethical questions. The purpose of the contact persons is to guide and instruct students and staff in possible problem situations.

More Information on Academic Ethics
Copyright

You will get familiar with copyright at the latest when completing your thesis, since the University needs your permission to publish the thesis online.

In general, copyright protects and promotes intellectual creation in its different forms. By recognizing the right of individuals to control the use of their work, society encourages creativity and promotes the production and distribution of immaterial products as well as investment and trade in them. The protection of cultural commodities and their accessibility underpins national culture and social development (Source: MEC).

Further information on copyright:

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