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Good scientific practice

Scientific work is based on fundamental principles which are the same in all academic disciplines. The first principle amongst these is honesty towards oneself and others. The fundamental requirement for scientific work is the honesty of all researchers.

It is here that the University, as a place of research, teaching and support of early career researchers, has an institutional responsibility. In the light of these considerations, Heinrich Heine University is dedicated to the safeguarding of scientific quality standards, in particular integrity and accuracy in research, as a core responsibility of its members and affiliates.

The Rules on the Principles for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice at Heinrich Heine University of 30 October 2020 were amended and the new announcement of the Rules of 15 March 2022 was published in the Official Announcements. In addition to the codes of practice specified in the faculties’ doctoral and habilitation rules, the President’s Office of HHU has, with its directive of the 21 July 2016, created a central framework for reporting structures with which to document suspected and actual cases of scientific misconduct as well as for disclosing such information to the University’s management.


Commission to ensure good Scientific Practice

Transparent and good scientific practice is essential for any university. By establishing this commission Heinrich Heine University has adopted suitable measures to prevent scientific misconduct and examine each and any reasonable suspicion of such.

For this purpose, a standing commission has been set up which officially looks into any such matters and reports directly to the President’s office. The procedure in front of the commission has no effect on other, legal procedures (e.g. academic, civil or criminal proceedings).

Members

Chair

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lothar Michael
Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Faculty of Law
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Dusseldorf, Building 24.81
Tel. +49 211 81-11412

Vice Chair

Prof. Dr. Andreas Engelen
Chair of Business Administration, in particular Management
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 24.31
Tel. +49 211 81-12007

Dr. Christian Dumpitak
iGRAD - Interdisciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 26.31
Tel. +49 211 81-15314

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Melanie Fritsch
Institute of Media and Cultural Studies
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 23.21
Tel. +49 211 81-15039

Dr. Ursula Kessen
Graduate Center for Medicine
Moorenstraße 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 17.11
Tel. +49 211 81-08279

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Ritz-Timme
Institute of Forensic Medicine
Moorenstraße 5, 40225 Düsseldorf
Tel. +49 211 81-19385

Prof. Dr. Michael Schmitt
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 26.43
Tel. +49 211 81-12100

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Susanne Keuneke
Institute for Communication and Media Sciences
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 37.03
Tel. +49 211 81-12915

apl. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Tagsold
Institut for Modern Japanese Studies
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 24.53
Tel. +49 211 81-11533

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Dr. Vera Göhre
Institute for Microbiology, Team RAB Attack
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 26.24
Tel. +49 211 81-11529

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eckart Zimmermann
Institute for Psychology, Perceptual Psychology
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 23.03
Tel. +49 211 81-13496

Faculty of Law

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Noack
Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht, Handles- u. Wirtschaftsrecht
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 24.81
Tel. +49 211 81-11453

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Schönberger
Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht, Kunst- und Kulturrecht
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 24.81
Tel. +49 211 81-11465

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hahn
Henkel-Endowed Chair of Sustainability Managemen
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 24.31
Tel. +49 211 81-11578

Univ.-Prof. Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch
Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 24.31
Tel. +49 211 81-14318

Medical Faculty

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Charlotte von Gall
Institut für Anatomie II
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 22.03
Tel. +49 211 81-15046

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerd Geerling
Klinik für Augenheilkunde
Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf, Building 18.12
Tel. +49 211 81-17320

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