Good Research Practice

Rules, regulations and contact persons

Academic Integrity for Studies, Teaching and Research

In the Principles of the Safeguarding of Good Research Practice at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Senate decision on 07 July 2004, last modified via regulation of 13 July 2023) the UDE defines its requirements for scholarly quality standards and its understanding of research misconduct.

These principles are binding for all members of the university. Through a wide range of advisory and service support, the UDE helps its students, doctoral candidates, advanced researchers and staff to study, teach and research in accordance with the values and rules of good research practice.

Please find an overview of all UDE mission statements, policies and strategies here.

Academic investigating committee

In the event of a suspicion of academic misconduct, the ombudsperson active in the respective case transfers the proceedings to the academic investigating committee. The commission is responsible for clarifying the facts and investigating the allegations of research misconduct. If it finds misconduct, the commission prepares a report for the rectorate and proposes measures to be taken. However, the first point of contact for information on misconduct is always the ombudspersons.

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Current Projects on Good Research Practice at UDE

As part of the project, the UDE, together with six other universities in NRW, is developing digital offerings for the prevention and identification of plagiarism. is a cooperative project of the Digital University NRW (DH.NRW) and is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW NRW).

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Under the consortium leadership of TU Dortmund, the universities of Dortmund, Duisburg-Essen and Düsseldorf are developing Open Educational Resources (OER) with the aim of raising widespread awareness for good academic practice.

The funding comes from the MKW NRW's funding program, which focuses on the implementation and dissemination of high-quality concepts for digital teaching and learning offerings at universities in NRW.

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Online Portal “Research Integrity”

With the 2019 code of conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice", the German Research Foundation (DFG) aims to anchor a culture of research integrity in the German academic landscape that focuses on the professional ethics of researchers. The code comprises 19 guidelines that are designed to describe appropriate standards for scholarly work.

The online portal " Research Integrity" introduces and explains the 19 guidelines. The portal also offers an extensive collection of resources, including general and discipline-specific recommendations, FAQs, link collections and case studies.

Go to the DFG online-portal Research Integrity