In 2006, Friedrich Schiller University established a commission for the development of, and compliance with, guidelines and regulations for the protection of good scientific practice in all institutions of this university.
The commission will be called upon to investigate into accusations of wrong scientific conduct. Its members are: a chairwoman or chairman (elected by the senate on proposal of the university president), the vice president for research (qua position), and a member of the Faculty of Law as authorized law expert.
The commission is authorized to call for one representative of each involved interest group (status group) of each singular case to sit in the commission as advisors. Furthermore, the commission is entitled to appoint up to three other people as experts with advisory function. It is assembled on request of one of its members and its meetings are closed to the public.
The most important groundwork for the comission's work is the
The current election period of the commission began on 1 April 2017 and lasts until 30 March 2020.