Are You Really Sure? Good Scientific Practice

Scientific misconduct? That won't happen to me! But to avoid misconduct, you have to know how to do it correctly. Learn how to avoid risks and get to know the different aspects of good scientific practice in our event.

Online Event

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Target Group

Postdocs, doctoral students and other interested early-career researchers





Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Lannert / Uni Bonn


The DFG Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice provide the written framework for regulations in science and are implemented in university-specific documents as well as in the everyday work of researchers. Although good scientific practice is often associated with instances of plagiarism, it encompasses significantly more aspects than this. The event will take a look at various key topics of good scientific practice:

  • Fundamental papers of quality assurance in science
  • Authorship
  • Facets of professional ethics
  • Scientific misconduct and the consequences associated with it
  • Conflicts of interest and the institutionalized ways to resolve them
  • Supervisory responsibility and the duty to convey the rules of good scientific practice to students and doctoral students


Dr. Kathrin Ruhl is managing director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Centere at the University of Koblenz-Landau. Previously, she was a research assistant at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at the University of Gießen. She is a co-founder of the Doctoral Studies Quality Circle and a member of UniWiND's Good Scientific Practice Network. Since 2002 she has been working in the field of supporting early-career researchers.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Ferdinand Gärditz became a professor of public law at the University of Bonn in 2009. From 2014 to 2021 he was a deputy judge at the Constitutional Court of the North Rhine-Westphalia. Since August 2020 Professor Gärditz has been a member of the Permanent Senate Commission for Animal Experimental Research of the German Research Foundation. Since February 2022, he has been a member of the Presidential Commission on Sustainability of the German Research Foundation. Furthermore, he is Ombudsman for academic misconduct at the University of Bonn since 2022.

Certificate Compliance

If you participate in at least six events of the series, you have the possibility to apply for a Certificate Compliance. Both German and English language events from different semesters can be credited for the certificate. For issuing the certificate, please contact the BGZ by e-mail.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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