Good scien­tific practices

In its meeting of 31.10.2012, the Senate of the Hoch­schule für Gestal­tung Schwä­bisch Gmünd decided on a statute to ensure good scien­tific prac­tice. It is based on the recom­men­da­tions of the Commis­sion on Self-regu­la­tion in Science and Huma­ni­ties“ appointed by the DFG and those of the German Rectors“ Confe­rence On Dealing with Scien­tific Miscon­duct in Higher Education“.

Scien­tific misconduct

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.

Ombuds­person für Vorwürfe wissen­schaft­li­chen Fehlverhaltens

Die Hoch­schule hat Wissenschaftler*Innen als Ansprech­per­sonen für die Hoch­schul­mit­glieder bestellt, die Vorwürfe von wissen­schaft­li­chem Fehl­ver­halten vorzu­bringen haben. Wenden Sie sich bitte entspre­chenden Verdachts­mo­menten bitte an die Ombudspersonen.

Prof. Matthias Held
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Barnhöfer

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Held
Prof. Dr. Georg Kneer
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Rinker
Dr. Brigitte Hirner
Prof. Dr. Sabine Foraita | Hoch­schule für Ange­wandte Wissen­schaft und Kunst Hildesheim/​Holzminden/​Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Sabine Foraita
Hoch­schule für Ange­wandte Wissen­schaft und Kunst

Die Amts­zeit der aktu­ellen Kommis­sion läuft bis 30.09.2023, den Vorsitz hat Prof. Dr. Jürgen Held inne