Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice at MMCI

Successful scientific work is based on integrity and on confidence in the researchers and researching institutes. As a framework to ensure that the principles of good scientific practice are met, the Cluster of Excellence MMCI follows the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Max Planck Society.

The MMCI Rules of Good Scientific Practice

The principles of good scientific practice are essential for the process of expanding knowledge and earning respect from the public and fellow researchers.

However, these principles can be violated in many ways:

Mistrust and dishonestly in science cannot be prevented completely. But a set of rules will promote awareness and can limit dangers to good, responsible scientific practice.

Our set of rules below is based on the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Max Planck Society.

These rules are made known to, and are binding for all members (from Principal Investigators to student helpers) of the Cluster of Excellence MMCI, and we follow a mentoring approach to implement the rules into our organizational day-to-day activity.

 

Our Principles for Good Scientific Practice

Our Contact Person in Case of Conflict (Ombudsperson)

Rules on General Scientific Practice of our Institutional Partners:

The rules as listed above account for every member of the Cluster of Excellence MMCI. However, as the Cluster of Excellence MMCI is hosted at Saarland University and has three institutional partners, there are additional rules which specifically account for our members employed at the respective institutions.

We list these rules below.

Links to our institutional partners:

Links to the Guidelines of the DFG and the Max Planck Society