General Principles of Good Research Practice

The general principles of good scientific practice (§2 KIT Statutes GWP) include in particular:

  • Scientific work lege artis (= "according to the rules of the art"), i.e. with subject-specific standards and established or very well described methods.
  • Conduct research in an open-minded manner.
  • To allow and encourage critical discourse within the own working unit and the wider scientific community.
  • To always document results in a fair, transparent, complete and unbiased manner.
  • To consistently self-doubt all results.
  • To be conscientious and honest in the determination of scientific facts and truthful in the attribution of ideas and results to their authors, past and present.
  • Respect for colleagues, students, study participants, animals, cultural assets and the environment.