Safeguarding good scientific practice & ombudspersons

All research institutions are required, within the scope of their own responsibilities, to protect science and themselves from falsification and to take action against misuse and manipulation of scientific results. The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) fully follows the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and Leibniz Association and encourages its employees to point out the importance of good scientific practice when training students. At the LIB, compliance with these rules is expressly to be regarded as an obligation under the employment contract.

At the Leibniz Annual Conference in November 2021, the Leibniz Code of Good Scientific Practice was unanimously adopted.

With the transmission of the Code and the associated resolution to the DFG, the legally binding implementation of the DFG’s rules and regulations by the Leibniz institutions has now been notified accordingly.

Contact for questions regarding the application of the Leibniz Code: Leibniz Integrety & Ombud Services

Current versions of the Leibniz Code, valid for all Leibniz institutions, the guidelines and recommendations:

Leibniz Code for Good Research Practice
Leibniz guidelines for good scientific practice
Codex for good Scientific Practice German Science Foundation (DFG)

Ombudspersons at the LIB:

The lib specific guideline for Ombudspersons and services is in agreement with the Guideline and the Codex of the Leibniz association of Safeguarding good scientific practice.

Guideline for Ombudspersons and Services at the LIB (Status May 2022)

The current representatives at our sites are: