In public, "good scientific practice" is often equated with cases of plagiarism when it comes to dissertations. However, the topic covers a substantially wider spectrum of scientific conduct:
- dealing with data (including checking, recording, ownership and storage),
- the publishing process and authorship,
- responsible supervision,
- academic cooperation,
- conflicts of interest
- dealing with conflicts.
Examples of inappropriate academic behaviour include inventing or faking data, violating intellectual property (theft of ideas or plagiarism), and sabotaging the research of others.
- Guidelines for a good scientific practice at Jena University
The Friedrich Schiller University Jena has adopted guidelines concerning the protection of good scientific practice. These can be found here.
- Seminars on the topic of „good scientific practice“
The Graduate Academy regularly offers seminars on 'Good scientific practice'. In this workshop the myriad conflicts brought up in the day-to-day activities of research are discussed with the help of case studies. We recommend that you attend such a seminar, if possible at the start of your doctorate. The current offers can be found here.
- Ombudsmen: Persons of trust at Jena University
All Jena University researchers are obliged to comply to the guidelines for a good scientific practice. In case of suspicion or accusation of scientific misconduct, please contact one of the responsible persons of trust.