Academic freedom

Introduction Academic freedom is used as a general term for the freedom that especially universities, their staff and students have to search for and disseminate knowledge without interference from others. It is important for research, teaching and communication. Academic freedom entails considerable institutional autonomy of the individual research institution and an individual academic freedom for […]

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Scientific freedom

What is scientific freedom? Scientific freedom refers in particular to the freedom to choose research topic, the freedom to ask questions, the freedom to choose materials and methods to find the answers, and freedom to publicly present hypotheses, results and reasoning, see e.g. The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes […]

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Conflicts of interests

Conflicts of interests in general Conflicts of interests arise when authors or their institutions, reviewers or editors have financial or personal interests which may inappropriately influence his or her judgement. Such financial interests may for example be due to financial or other material support to the specific research project, the researcher’s secondary job (as an […]

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Dissemination and freedom of expression

  Introduction In this context, ‘dissemination‘ is defined as researchers’ exchange of knowledge and competencies in society, including participation in public debate. This may take place through articles, reviews, features and letters from readers in newspapers, books that convey knowledge to a wide audience of non-specialists, participation in radio and television broadcasts, as well as providing […]

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Legal protection of researchers

[Under construction] UBVA put the legal protection of researchers up for debate at The People’s Political Festival on Bornholm. The debate was webcast: Listen to professor Jørn Vestergaard, University of Copenhagen, tell about researchers’ legal position under criminal law: Listen to security consultant Per Bruun Andersen, 2Secure, tell about researchers’ physical security: This page is […]

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