Good Scientific Practice

As an international research university, the University of Tübingen expects its researchers to adhere to established standards of good scientific practice. Violations of these standards can not only destroy the reputation of the responsible researcher, but can also seriously damage the reputation of our university.

At the University of Tübingen, various confidants and the Commission for the Investigation of Misconduct in Science are responsible for alleged violations of the rules of good scientific practice. The contact persons responsible for you can be found here (Website in German).

Animal testing requires particular sensitivity from researchers. Important information can be found in the Tübingen Principles of Animal Welfare and Animal Research.

The Ethics Commission at the Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital in Tübingen is responsible for medical research projects involving humans. Read more about the work of the Ethics Commission here (Website in German).

The German Rectors' Conference (HRK), the German Research Foundation, the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), and the National Academy of Sciences and Humanities Leopoldina have expressed their views on good scientific practice and scientific misconduct in several position papers.