Safeguarding good academic practice affects all faculty members. Scientific misconduct damages the public's confidence in science and undermines the trust of scientists among themselves.
Good scientific practice includes...
- observing professional standards
- documenting results
- consistently and rigorously questioning one's own findings
- practising strict honesty and openness with regard to the contributions of partners, competitors, and predecessors
- cooperation and leadership in working groups
- supervision of young researchers
- safeguarding and storing primary data
- scientific publication as primary medium through which scientists give an account of their work
- respect for the intellectual property of others
- observing ethical standards when carrying out surveys
Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific PracticeExternal link