Good scientific practice

Scientific integrity principles and best practices serve to ensure scientific honesty and to guide researcher’s working methods and behaviour. They aim to counteract scientific misconduct and set in place rules for respectful and fair dealings between researchers.

The Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) follows the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) "Guideline for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice and Dealing with Allegations of Scientific Misconduct in the Leibniz Association" as well as its code of conduct "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice".

In the event of conflicts regarding scientific integrity principles and questions regarding suspected scientific misconduct, employees can contact the ZAS’s or Leibniz Association’s ombudsman/woman. The ombudsman/woman handle information and enquiries independently and confidentially.

Equal opportunity commissioners of the ZAS

Dr. habil. Dagmar Bittner

Dr. Nicole Gotzner (Deputy)

Ombudspersons of the ZAS

Prof. Dr. Angelika Wöllstein (Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Klein; Deputy (Director emeritus at MPI for Psycholinguistics)