Guidelines for the safeguarding of good scientific practice

Persons of trust

The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is responsible for the organization of research, teaching and the promotion of young researchers as part of its mandatory duties. Teaching and young talent promotion are indivisibly linked to research. Thus, it is of essential significance to the University to maintain an atmosphere of openness, creativity and willingness to perform and to ensure scientific standards under all circumstances. The University has thus issued 'Guidelines for the Safeguarding of Good Scientific Practice' which are binding for members of the University who are working in science.

On the faculty level, persons of trust are available for consultation.

The Faculty of Business and Economics has elected -

  • Professor Dr Susan Seeber as contact person for the professors and

  • Dr Melanie Klett as contact person for the research assistants and postdocs (on parental leave).

Ombuds Office for Good Research Practice

Moreover, there is a Ombuds Office for Good Research Practice on the University level composed of three professors and a Joint Investigation Commission composed of five persons (three professors and two external members), who act in cases of suspicion for scientific misconduct and suggest appropriate measures to the University i.e. the president in the event that proof must be provided. Professor Seeber is a member of the Commission from 2023 to 2027.

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Prof. Dr. Susan Seeber

Chair of Business Education and Human Resource Development

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5

37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39-24422

Dr. Melanie Klett (on parental leave)

Department of Business Administration

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3

37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39-27280