Good scientific practice

The DZHW's predecessor company, the HIS Hochschul-Informations-System GmbH, adopted the principles for ensuring good scientific practice in 2008. They are based on the proposals published in January 1998 by the German Research Foundation (DFG)'s committee on self-regulation in science (Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice). In preparing, adopting and implementing these principles, the DZHW pursues two linked objectives: preventing scientific misconduct and promoting the quality of scientific work.

Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice

Further Information

DFG Code of Conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice" (2019)

DFG-Memorandum "Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice" (2013)

DFG-Verfahrensleitfaden zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis (in German)

Empfehlungen des Wissenschaftsrats zu wissenschaftlicher Integrität (in German)


Prof. Dr. Christoph Bühler +49 511 762 5569
Christian Kerst
Dr. Christian Kerst +49 511 450670-141

The ombudspersons can also be contacted by postal mail:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bühler
- personally -
Ombudsstelle des DZHW
Lange Laube 12
30159 Hannover