Scientific integrity is the foundation of trustworthy science. Students, doctoral candidates, supervisors and researchers at Freie Universität Berlin are obliged to observe the rules of good scientific practice in their academic work. Although these rules are taught during studies and everyday research, there are times when questions and doubts arise about one's own work or the work of others.
The Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy offers help and advice for such situations. Two ombudspersons from the department are available for questions and confidential discussions, for example on guidelines for good scientific practice, suspected scientific misconduct or conflicts, for example regarding authorship. The ombudspersons will help you to find the right way out of an unpleasant or critical situation in everyday academic life.
The ombudspersons of the departments are supported by the Coordination Office for Research Integrity at Freie Universität. You can also obtain information and advice on questions of good research practice there.