Good Scientific Practice


Ensuring Quality Standards in Research

Ensuring scientific quality standards, in particular the truthfulness and precision in research, is a central task of the UDE members and affiliates. Violations and misconduct are consistently pursued. Direct contact persons for violations of good scientific practice or suspected scientific misconduct are the four mediators at the UDE.

Rules of Good Scientific Practice

The rules of good scientific practice should include principles in particular for the following topics:

- general principles of scientific work, e.g.:

  • work lege artis,

  • documentation of results,

  • scepticism of own findings,

  • honesty towards contributions of partners, competitors and predecessors,

- cooperation and management responsibility in working groups,

- support of early career researchers,

- backup and storage of primary data,

- scientific publications.                                   (DFG, 2013)

Our Service: Workshops on Good Scientific Practice

With a trained Good scientific practice (GSP) instructor in the GC Plus team, we are in the position to offer GSP workshops to make early career researchers more familiar with the rules of good scientific practice. We integrate the workshops into our current offers, but also offer individual adapted workshops on request. From an intensive workshop lasting a few hours on specific individual topics to a comprehensive two-day workshop – almost anything is possible. The offer is aimed in particular at structured doctoral programs, but is not limited to them. Depending on your wishes, the trusted third parties or experts from the University Library (e.g. on copyright) and other institutions with whom we are in regular contact will also be included in the workshops. We're looking forward to your inquiry!