Why of importance?
Scientific integrity forms the basis for trustworthy research. It is an example of the academic voluntary commitment that encompasses a respectful attitude towards peers, research participants, animals, cultural assets, and the environment, and strengthens and promotes vital public trust in research. The constitutionally guaranteed freedom of research is inseparably linked to a corresponding responsibility. Taking this responsibility into full account and embedding it in individual conduct is an essential duty for every researcher and for the institutions where research is carried out.
(DFG – Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice, Code of Conduct)
Ensuring good scientific practice (GSP) – how to do so?
Besides scientist’s own responsibility BOS.QT offers a GSP- toolbox to support scientists via the BOS.QT website. The GSP – toolbox provides: