Good Scientific Practice

The basis for scientific work is the honesty of scientists towards themselves and others. This is the ethical standard and the basis for the rules of good scientific practice. Validating and applying these rules in practice is a key task for the sciences.

These recommendations define principles of good scientific practice and describe the procedure for handling accusations of scientific misconduct. It is based on the “Recommendations of the Leibniz Association for safeguarding good scientific practice and handling accusations of scientific misconduct” of November 28, 2019.

The Leibniz Code on Good Scientific Practice is available in English on the Website of the Leibniz Association: good-scientific-practice-and-ombuds-services.

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The ombudsperson provides the staff of INM with confidential advice on matters of good scientific practice and on questions relating to possible scientific misconduct. He or she attempts to mediate in conflict situations.


Prof. Dr. Roland Bennewitz
Head of Interactive Surfaces
Phone: +49 (0)681-9300-213
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lola González-García
Head of Electrofluids
Phone: +49 (0)681-9300-269

Deputy Ombudsperson

PD Dr. Annette Kraegeloh
Head of Advanced Materials Safety
Phone: +49 (0)681-9300-442