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Good Scientific Practice

Good scientific practice is a precondition for conducting research that meets both high ethical and scientific standards. The proper implementation of the rules of good scientific practice and the prevention of scientific misconduct is therefore a priority for a research institution and all its members. Being a member of the Leibniz Association, the IOS is committed to applying the "Good Scientific Practice in the Leibniz Association" guidelines, adopted by the Leibniz Association on November 27, 2015 (last amended by the General Assembly on November 28, 2019). The DFG's Code of Conduct for the Implementation of Standards of Good Scientific Practice is also applied at the IOS. The IOS implements it by applying the implementation regulations of the University of Regensburg analogously; the University and the IOS concluded an agreement on this in February 2022. A works agreement requires all employees of the IOS to comply with these principles.
The Ombudsperson for Good Scientific Practice at the IOS is Prof. Dr. Katrin Boeckh (Deputy Ombudsperson: Prof. Dr. Richard Frensch) – elected by the scientific staff of the Institute on 9 February 2022. The Ombudsperson should be informed of cases of suspected scientific misconduct and serves as a point of contact for discrepancies and disputes in this area.  
Email: In addition, the Leibniz Association has a central ombudsman committee that can be called upon in cases of misconduct and advises the member institutes. 

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