Excellence and sustainability in research are safeguarded through professional and methodological standards, through procedures for ethical reflection, and through transparency and integrity in leadership and collaboration between colleagues. The Leibniz Association groups the relevant topic areas under the strategic umbrella of Leibniz Integrity. It develops standards and procedures to safeguard good scientific practice, coordinates and supports the work of ombudspersons and offers procedures for dealing with questions relating to the safety and ethics of research.
  1. Guiding Principles for our Actions

    The Guiding Principles are the first association-wide code of conduct.

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  2. Good scientific practice and ombudspersons

    The Leibniz Association has established standards of good scientific practice, definitions of misconduct and the role and authority of the association’s central Ombuds Committee.

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  3. Research ethics

    In view of the tensions that can exist between the opportunities presented by scientific freedom and the risks of research results being misused, research always needs an ethically responsible balancing of competing interests and values.

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  4. Animal experiments

    Several Leibniz Institutes rely on animal experiments for their work. The scientists take their responsibility for the welfare of the animals entrusted to them very seriously.

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  5. Guide for dealing with conflict

    The Leibniz Association is gradually expanding its responsiveness structures to ensure they are appropriate for dealing with issues of integrity.

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Contact
Dr Johannes Bronisch
Head of Division
Leibniz Association
Chausseestraße 111
10115 Berlin
T +49 30 20 60 49 540
bronisch@leibniz-gemeinschaft.de