Science in Action is a MELIS-UPF course held at the PRBB. The aim of the course is to familiarise post-graduate students in biomedicine with current ideas and debate around the theme of good research practices. The contents of the course are based on the PRBB Code of Good Scientific Practice and include general research integrity concepts and issues regarding data management, conflict of interest, animal research, human research and publications.

Science in Action is a blended course that includes online content plus group discussions, role plays and other interactive activities.


  • laboratoriThe first part of the course will be online at the Aula Global space you can find inside your Campus Global (Please check that you are able to enter the Campus Global properly with your U-number and personal password);
  • The second part will be based on group attendance. The course professor will inform you through your Aula Global. “The seminars are compulsory and presentialIf for justified reasons you miss one seminar, please let us know and we will try to find a solution. If you miss two or more seminars, you will have to recover them in the next Science in action edition.”

Remember that all official communications will be made through the student mail : @

  • After enrolling at the PhD program you'll have the opportunity to choose your Science in Action course preferred edition (fall or spring)
  • Please, (only when your lecturer notifies you that your edition is open)  check your Aula Global Classroom to see the dates of the attendance seminars and to sign up for your 4 seminars preference time. For more detailed information about this course, please contact  [email protected] (for administrative issues please contact [email protected])






Where to submit

The lecturer will send you an e-mail to notify you.


This is a compulsory Face to Face course

This activity is given twice a year: 


Fall Edition

On line follow-up units:

October 23 to December 1st

+ Attendance seminars:

on November 13 to 16


&  Spring Edition

On line follow-up units:

April 15 to May 24

+ Attendance seminars:

on May 06 to 09


Attention! In case you have already taken this course during the UPF master's degree,

please send as an email to let us know:   [email protected] 


No document proof needed.

The teacher in charge will assess you through the UPF Aula Global.




Training in the responsible conduct of research and good scientific practices. 
All students registered on the doctoral programme of the UPF Department of Experimental and Health Sciences are expected to meet the Department's requirements for training in the responsible conduct of research and good scientific practices. In order to meet these requirements all students are required to attend the Science in Action course.

General presentation of the activity