Supporting good scientific practice

The University of Goettingen as well as the GGG want to promote and guarantee good scientific practice. This should be done on the basis of the definition of what actually is good practice. In order to ensure good practice, bodies of ombudsmen exist that exercise and assure the self-control within the university. In 2019 the university has published guidelines for good scientific practice ("Orientierungsrahmen", German), which include basic rules and contact data.
This also includes a culture of integrity within sciences: Cases of doubt and conflicts should be addressed and solved as early as possible even though this is not always an easy task due to existing dependent relationships.

In this system, PhD students and supervisors have several possibilities to inform themselves or to find support: