Rules and regulations

"Scientific integrity forms the basis for trustworthy research. It is an example of academic voluntary commitment that encompasses a respectful attitude towards peers, research participants, animals, cultural assets, and the environment, and strengthens and promotes vital public trust in research. The constitutionally guaranteed freedom of research is inseparably linked to a corresponding responsibility. Taking this responsibility into full account and
embedding it in individual conduct is an essential duty for every researcher
and for the institutions where research is carried out. " (DFG Code of Conduct 2019, P.7; Emph. AkIn)

Anyone who works scientifically bears the responsibility for doing so in accordance with the recognized rules of good research practice. Good research practice includes all actions that are in accordance with the written and unwritten rules of the scientific community or individual disciplines.

Starting from the basic principles of honesty, transparency, respect and comprehensibility, the basic rules are formulated in various national and international rules and regulations. These provide orientation for one's own scientific work and can be supplemented by subject-specific (but not always written) rules.

In addition to the positive guiding principle of good research practice, the regulations mentioned above also specify which conduct is to be regarded as scientific misconduct, how this can be sanctioned if necessary, and the process of the respective procedures in the event of a breach of good research practice.

On the following pages, you will find an annotated version of the "Regulations for Ensuring Good Research Practice" of JGU as well as an overview of various national and international regulations and recommendations.

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