Guidelines to safeguard good scientific practice
Scientific work is based on principles observed in all countries and in all scientific disciplines. First among these is honesty toward oneself and others. This is also the ethical norm and foundation of the various rules that apply in the different disciplines defining scientific professionalism, or good scientific practice. One of the core tasks of scientific teaching and academic self-regulation is to instruct students in these principles and to safeguard their validity and application in practice. Good scientific practice is also a prerequisite for highly productive research that is recognized in international competition. Violation of these principles is scientific misconduct. In case of suspicion of scientific misconduct, it is the responsibility of the University to clarify the facts in an orderly way, and if necessary to impose the sanctions stipulated by law.
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