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Good Scientific Practice at Heinrich Heine University

The Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) is committed to the fact that good scientific practice is a central task of the university as a whole, which ranges from the organizational responsibility of the university management to the core area of the activities of the academic and academic-accessory staff, the qualification for academic degrees and teaching from the bachelor's or basic study period onwards. As a place of research, teaching and support of early stage researchers, the university has institutional responsibility for constructive cooperation in academic work. (Source: Präambel, in: "Ordnung über die Grundsätze zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf vom 30. Oktober 2020", S. 4: "Die Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) bekennt sich dazu, dass gute wissenschaftliche Praxis eine zentrale Aufgabe der Gesamtuniversität darstellt, die von der Organisationsverantwortung der Hochschulleitung über den Kernbereich der Tätigkeit des wissenschaftlichen und wissenschaftsakzessorischen Personals die Qualifikation für akademische Grade bis hin zur Lehre ab dem Bachelor- bzw. Grundstudium reicht. Der Universität als Stätte von Forschung, Lehre und Nachwuchsförderung kommt institutionelle Verantwortung für ein konstruktives Miteinander bei der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit zu.").

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities takes care of this task especially by binding all its doctoral researchers, who have been enrolled in the new Doctoral Degree Regulations of 2017, to complete a workshop on "Good Scientific Practice". Also members of philGRAD, who are enrolled to the former Doctoral Degree Regulations before 2017, have to fulfil this commitment, too.

The workshop "Good Scientific Practice" is offered periodically by philGRAD and it's, of course, free of charge for all doctoral researchers of the faculty. Click here to get any information to the workshop and the enrollment.

If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact the philGRAD office at any time. In addition, the Ombudsperson for Good Scientific Practice and the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Humanities are available as competent contacts for questions and concerns.

Commission to ensure good scientific practice at the HHU
For this purpose, a standing "commission to ensure good scientific practice" has been set up which officially looks into any such matters and reports directly to the President’s office. The Ombudsperson on Good Scientific Practice of the faculty of Arts and Humanities is also part of the commission.

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