Ge­ne­ral con­di­ti­ons for good re­se­arch

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Research work will only be successful and recognised in the academic world and by the general public if it complies with generally recognised principles of good academic practice. Other aspects in the tense relationship between academic freedom and the rights of third parties are, for example, ethics issues or protecting and managing data that is prepared or gathered as part of research projects. The Research Services Office provides information on the key principles and offers advice at the university.


Prin­ci­ples of good aca­de­mic prac­tice

Ger­man Re­se­arch Foun­da­ti­on gui­de­li­nes

The German Research Foundation (DFG) adopted principles for good academic practice in January 1998 in order to prevent any academic misconduct.

Prin­ci­ples at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kassel

The “Principles for Safeguarding Good Academic Practice” define the DFG guidelines more precisely and how they should be implemented at the University of Kassel.

Safe­guar­ding good aca­de­mic prac­tice

An investigation committee to ensure good academic practice clarifies the facts of the case according to the principles adopted by the university, if any academic misconduct is suspected.

Re­se­arch ethics

The University of Kassel places special importance on the area of conflict between research goals and freedom of research and complying with ethical principles. One major area of focus is on the responsibility of those involved in research and its possible consequences in society. The ethics committee at the university provides advice before the start of project, if requested, if ethical issues could be violated during the process.

Research ethics: Forward

Re­se­arch da­ta ma­nage­ment

It is becoming increasingly important to handle information sensibly and in a well-organised manner because of rising volumes of data in research and their subsequent use. The university library, the IT Service Centre and the university administration department have developed an overall concept for dealing with research data at the University of Kassel.

Da­ta pro­tec­tion with re­se­arch pro­jects

Each research project, where personal data or data that could be attributed to persons is processed, is subject to strict data protection regulations. You can find more information at the data protection information site.

Data protection with research projects: Forward

Open Ac­cess

Open Access covers academic literature or information, which is available around the world and free of charge in the public arena via the Internet and may be used by interested parties in any conceivable, legal manner. The University of Kassel and the university library support this initiative.

for publication in Open Access journals article fees may apply. The Publication Fund of the University Library Kassel cover those costs for researchers, provided that no own funding from third-party funds, publication grants or other sources are available. For this reason, the costs of publications should always be included in project applications to funding institutions.

Due to a great demand, the University Library Kassel can only support those articles for which no other financing is available.