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Source: Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftPortal extends the code of good scientific practice by a third level / service for the German scientific landscape / one-year extension of the deadline for the implementation of the code
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has activated the “Scientific Integrity” portal, adding a third level to the “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” code. In July 2019, the DFG fundamentally revised its recommendations for safeguarding good scientific practice and formulated 19 guidelines that together form the code. So far, this has comprised the actual wording of the guidelines on a first level and more detailed explanations on a second level. The dynamic online portal that has now been activated provides comments on the individual guidelines and their respective explanations and offers in-depth, subject-specific contributions. “With the portal, we want to offer a service and a reference work for the entire German scientific landscape,” said DFG Vice President Professor Dr. Marlis Hochbruck, chairwoman of the ten-person expert commission set up to draft the code. “The online portal offers the possibility of responding very flexibly to new developments in scientific work and thus does justice to the dynamics of the subject area.” In the online portal, users will first find the already known guidelines and their explanations. There are now general and subject-specific comments, case studies, an overview of frequently asked questions, references to laws and other standards, related DFG statements and external sources. There are various search and access modes for users of the portal. An English version is to be released in 2021. The contents of the dynamic online portal were developed in the context of subject-specific workshops with the involvement of scientists, representatives from universities and non-university institutions and the “Ombudsman for Science” committee. In addition, the expertise of the DFG head office has also been incorporated. In the future, further contributions, for example by member organizations of the alliance and other stakeholders in the scientific community, are to be continuously developed, quality assured and adapted to changes in scientific practices to continue receiving funding from the DFG. The deadline for implementation was initially July 31, 2021 – in view of the coronavirus pandemic, this has now been extended by one year to July 31, 2022. Further information Media contact: Technical contact at the DFG head office: Dr. Sonja Ochsenfeld-ReppGroup Equal Opportunities, Scientific Integrity and Process Design Tel. +49 228 885-3201 Link to E-Mailgwp@dfg.de To the “Scientific Integrity” online portal: Detailed information on the subject of “Good Scientific Practice” is available at: The Code of “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” is available at:
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