IMT6251 - Quality in Academic Research


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project work and Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 ALLE

Course content

Quality assurance processes and metrics in academic research.

Incentives in academic research, e.g. citation index.

The organization of academic conferences.

Use of conference management systems (e.g. easychair).

Paper review and evaluation criteria.

Learning outcome

The course will prepare the candidate to take active part and contribute in the quality assurance process in the academic community. The course contributes towards the following learning outcomes:Knowledge

An understanding of what processes are used, the threats that is facing these processes and techniques for mitigating these threats.


The student is able to utilize his knowledge e.g. by producing high quality reviews.

General competence

An understanding of academic writing style and documentation structure.

An understanding of typical problem areas in relation to quality in academic research.

An understanding of limitations relating to quality assurance as practiced in the academic community.

Learning methods and activities

-Project work

Compulsory requirements: None

The course is given every spring semester, next time Spring 2019, assuming enough students register for the course.

If not enough students register for the course, it will be given as a self study "ledet selvstudium".

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: Whole course must be re-taken.

Forms of assessment:
Evaluation of Project(s), seminar presentations and participation, term papers

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Computer Science (PHD-CS)
Information Security (PHD-IS)
Information Security and Communication Technology (PHISCT)

Course materials

Books and papers e.g.Irene Hames. Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for Good Practice. Wiley-Blackwell. 2007

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology



Examination arrangement: Project work and Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE

Submission 2020-12-16

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
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