1. False declarations
- the invention of data;
- falsifying data, for example
- by selecting and rejecting undesired results without disclosing it,
- by manipulating a representation or illustration;
- providing incorrect information in a letter of application or grant application (including
- misrepresentation of the publication organ and publications in print).
2. Infringement of intellectual property rights
- in relation to a copyrighted work created by another person or to essential knowledge, hypotheses, teachings or research approaches originating from others:
- unauthorised exploitation under presumption of authorship (plagiarism),
- the exploitation of research approaches and ideas, in particular as a reviewer
- (theft of ideas),
- the presumption or unfounded acceptance of scientific authorship or co-authorship,
- the falsification of the contents,
- the unauthorised publication and unauthorised making available to third parties, as long as
- the work, knowledge, hypothesis, teaching or research approach has not yet been
- are published.
3. Claiming the (co-)authorship of another without his or her consent
4. Sabotage of research activities
5. Elimination of primary data
Co-responsibility for misconduct may arise from, among other things
- active participation in the misconduct of others,
- Knowledge of counterfeiting by others,
- Co-author of forged publications,
- gross neglect of the duty of supervision.
Commission to investigate allegations of scientific misconduct
The university has appointed scientists as contact persons for university members who are accused of scientific misconduct. Please contact the ombudspersons if you have any such suspicions.