At the suggestion of the President, the Senate appoints a professor as Officer for Self-Regulation in Science (hereinafter referred to as: ombudsperson) as well as a deputy. As a trusted third party, the ombudsperson counsels those persons who have informed him/her about definitely suspected wrongdoing as well as persons who are suspected of scientific wrongdoing. In addition he/she shall spontaneously pick up definite indications of scientific wrongdoing which he/she becomes aware of otherwise.
Further information on the ombudsperson can be found in the file attached below, “SafeguardingGoodScientificPractice”.
Prof. Dr. Anja Achtziger
Dr. Thomas Pfister