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Good scientific practice

Rules of good scientific practice

Leibniz-IWT is committed to the rules of good scientific practice. It has drawn up guidelines to ensure good scientific practice and regulate the procedure for dealing with scientific misconduct. In addition, all employees of Leibniz-IWT are obliged to comply with the rules to ensure good scientific practice of the German Research Foundation (DFG) as well as rules to ensure good scientific practice and procedures for dealing with scientific misconduct at Leibniz-IWT. This applies to both scientific and non-scientific employees, since in all areas of activity it must be ensured that the research results of Leibniz-IWT are reliable and comprehensible.

Leibniz-IWT will investigate any concrete suspicion of scientific misconduct. If, after clarification of the facts, the suspicion of scientific misconduct is confirmed, appropriate measures will be taken in each individual case.

Ombudsperson at Leibniz-IWT

Brigitte Clausen and Carsten Heinzel have held the office of ombudsperson at Leibniz-IWT since April 2018. Both are available as confidential advisors to all staff members who suspect that the rules of good scientific practice have been violated or where conflicts arise in connection with questions concerning the authorship of scientific publications. The aim of such support is to resolve a conflict between the parties involved at an early stage by mediation. In the event that no solution can be found, the rules for securing good scientific practice and procedures for dealing with scientific misconduct at Leibniz-IWT determine the further steps to be taken.