Good scientific practice
All TUM-GS members are required to comply with principles of good scientific practice. This is a basic requirement in the supervision agreement and a prerequisite for sound research and science.
The Technical University of Munich published new regulations in December 2021, namely the statutes for safeguarding good scientific practice and for dealing with scientific misconduct.
They implement the Code recommendations of the German Research Foundation(link is external) (DFG) and underscore the crucial importance of both the principles of quality in German research and of research at TUM.
MGC offers courses on good scientific practice which every doctoral candidate starting his/her doctoral project after 2017 is obliged to take, preferably in the first 6 months after starting the project. You can book the course in your Doc-GS account(link is external). GSP courses are compulsory, the initial introduction to the topic as part of the kick-off event is not sufficient.
More information about the importance of keeping good scientific practice(link is external) from the TUM Graduate School.
TUM Graduate School also offers answers(link is external) (FAQ) on the most commonly asked questions about the good scientific practice.
As the last resort, TUM offers the instance of TUM ombudspeople(link is external) (withing the Compliance office) as your contact partners for any questions or complaints regarding academic misconduct. In serious cases they initiate official investigation proceedings.