Good Scientific Practice
These ethical standards and principles are described in detail in the accompanying documents (mostly in German).
- Rules safeguarding good scientific practice
- Code of procedure in case of suspected scientific misconduct
- Good scientific practice (Helmholtz)
- Good Research Practice (DFG)
- Online portal "research integrity"
- The German Research Ombudsman
Ombudsman at the MDC
The position of Ombudsman was established in accordance with the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is responsible for safeguarding standards of good scientific practice. In cases of scientific misconduct, the ombudsman is the first point of contact for all researchers at the MDC and can advise and assist them in conflict situations. The Ombudsman is a MDC group leader, appointed to the position by the directorate of the MDC in agreement with the Scientific Council.
The PhD Ombudspersons support and advise our doctoral students. They provide a point of contact for feedback and discussions, which, it goes without saying, are confidential. At the request of the doctoral students, they can also help to mediate conflicts. The Ombudspersons are elected by the MDC students.
Ombudsmen at the MDC
Please find all contact details in the main content area.