Section Navigation

Good Scientific Practice

White Paper "Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice"

The DFG recommendations for safeguarding good scientific practice, published in 1998, were used by the research community to initiate and formulate a system of self-regulation that found a general consensus. A comprehensive system of self-regulation was set up in every registered research institution based on these recommendations.

An amendment and update to the recommendations was approved by the DFG's General Assembly on 3 July 2013.


Process Guideline for Good Scientific Practice

To whom do I turn with questions regarding good scientific practice, or in the case of suspected scientific misconduct? How does a typical investigation look in such cases of suspicion? And what consequences can it have?

These and other questions are answered in the process guideline, which draws on the wide experience of the German Research Foundation and its Head Office with regard to cases of suspicion of scientific misconduct in years past.


The two documents mentioned above can be ordered from the DFG Press and Public Relations office, Michael Hönscheid (0228 885-2109 or .

Further Information

Additional Information

Workshop for Ombudspersons 2016:
06. – 07. October 2016

© 2010-2016 DFG Last updated: 13 July 2016Sitemap  |  Imprint  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact  |  RSS Feeds

Text Enlargement and Change of Contrast