Good scientific practice

Ombudspersons for good scientific practice according to § 4 VerfO

Full ombudspersonsDeputy ombudspersons
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Krägeloh-MannProf. Dr. Sandra Beer-Hammer
Prof. Dr. Marius UeffingProf. Dr. Tobias Renner

The ombudspersons of the Faculty of Medicine offer confidential counseling to basic and clinical scientists on questions of scientific integrity as well as in concrete cases of conflict. The counseling is based on the rules of GWP (good scientific practice) and offers solution-oriented conflict moderation.

Typical topics are supervision conflicts, authorship issues, publication-related GWP issues.

The ombudspersons regularly hold seminars and lectures on GWP including aspects of scientific misconduct.

Events on the topic of "good scientific practice"

Attendance at a course on good scientific practice is obligatory for both doctoral and postdoctoral researchers (people with Habilitation).

This course must be attended by doctoral students before applying for admission to the doctoral procedure. Currently, the courses will be hold online over a period of 5 days. You will work on the content by set deadlines (daily). At the end of the course, there is a webinar lasting approx. 2 hours.

Information material is available online via Ilias for people with Habilitation and postdoctoral students. You will be asked to work on the content before participating in a webinar. Please register for the webinar by e-mail (see below).

The following online events are offered via the Ilias Portal. You can access them via your ZDV account.

For external candidates: if you do not have a ZDV account, we can create a temporary guest account for you. For this we require your full name and date of birth.

Participation in the online events is only possible with a laptop or PC with a camera and a microphone. Participation via mobile phone is not possible.

The following online events are offered (German/English)

Good scientific practice

GWP DFG Guidelines

With the recommendations of the German Research Foundation for the safeguarding of Good Scientific Practice from 1998, the scientific community initiated and formulated a self-regulation. Based on these recommendations, a system of self-regulation was established in all institutions of science. 

The DFG memorandum has since been revised and replaced on 01.082019 by the Code of Conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice":

Here you will find the online version of the Code of Conduct with a practical and technical commentary and further information.

Code of Conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice"
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Procedural Guide to Good Scientific Practice (pdf, only in German)

Ombudsman for Science

The "Ombudsman for Science" (formerly known as “Ombudsman of DFG”) is available to all scientists and academics, directly and independently of any connection to the DFG, for advice and support in matters of good scientific practice and its violation through scientific dishonesty. The Ombudsman for Science was established in 1999 by the DFG Senate as an independent body in accordance with a recommendation of the Commission on Self-Regulation in Science (Recommendation 16).

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Good science and misconduct in science

Information of the University and the Faculty of Medicine Tübingen

Information and support services of the University of Tübingen

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Recommendations of the Faculty of Medicine for the maintenance of a research protocol book
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Guidelines of the University of Tübingen to ensure good scientific practice (only in German)
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