Internal councils and committees

The University of Copenhagen has several internal institutions with the purpose of safeguarding the integrity of the University's research. Both by advising researchers and by treating cases where the integrity has been called into question.

Practice Committee

The Practice Committee consists of members appointed by the Academic Council.

  • Handles cases of questionable research practice and research misconduct
  • Cooperates with the Danish Board on Research Misconduct
  • Independent of University management

Read more on the Practice Committee's website.

Named persons

Specially appointed researchers who help ensure responsible conduct of research at a faculty.

  • Tasked with maintaining focus on responsible conduct of research at a faculty
  • Can provide counsel on the handling of suspicions of breaches of responsible conduct of research
  • Mediator in disagreements between colleagues

Read more about named persons on KUnet.

Whistleblower scheme

A scheme for anonymously reporting offences and other other serious matters at UCPH.

  • Makes it possible to report offences and other serious matters without fear of negative consequences
  • Can be used by all current or former employees (not students)
  • Reports screened by Kammer-advokaten – Legal Adviser to the Danish Government and relevant cases passed on to the Practice Committee

Read more about the whistleblower scheme (in Danish)

Research Ethics Committees

The University of Copenhagen has three research ethics committees that conduct ethical assessments of research projects and publications if requested by the funding donors or journals.

The Committees conduct assessments of research projects in which a researcher employed at the University of Copenhagen is head of the project or has a significant role in the project or publication.

Read more about research ethics committees at KUnet.