Ensuring Good Scientific Practice at the UFZ
With regard to current examples of evidently scientific misconduct within the national and international science community, the large research institutes and organisations in Germany have drafted Principles for Ensuring Good Scientific Practice. Based on these guidelines, the rules of this practice, which are internalized and followed by the overwhelming majority of scientists, should be made explicit. Furthermore, procedures that determine how to deal with allegations of actual or suspected scientific misconduct must be institutionalized.
Persons of trust
With respect to questions dealing with scientific misconduct the Scientific and Technical Council (WTR) for the duration of its legislative period elects two experienced scientists as persons of trust.
In the legislative period 2010-2012 these ombudspersons are:
PD Dr. Hans Hermann Richnow
Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry
Phone: ++49 341 235 1212
Fax: ++49 341 235 1443
Dr. Beate Strehlitz
Centre for Environmental Biotechnology (UBZ)
Phone: ++49 341 235 1764
Fax: ++49 341 235 45 1764