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Scientific Integrity at the University of Cologne

Scientific integrity is seen as a crucial prerequisite for excellent research at the University of Cologne. It refers to a necessary ethical attitude and overarching culture of honesty, whose anchoring in scientific everyday life is a central concern of the university.

To promote this, a university-wide Research Code of Conduct formulates principles for research projects at the University of Cologne. It describes the guiding values of research, defines the responsibility that researchers carry in their scientific work and provides guidance in dealing with research collaborations.

For the implementation of these principles, the University of Cologne can rely on a number of bodies to safeguard scientific integrity.