Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice

Good scientific practice is safeguarded through role models and a supportive research environment. Our goal is to prevent scientific misconduct effectively.

Academic Senate and Presidential Board of Leuphana University have formally adopted Ethical Guidelines with rules of good scientific practice and a procedure to handle cases of scientific misconduct.

Below you will find the institutions that support researchers in matters of good scientific practice.

The University has appointed two independent mediators (ombudspersons) to whom their members may turn with questions concerning good scientific practice and in cases of suspected scientific misconduct.

Ombudsperson representing Professors

  • Prof. Dr. Torben Schmidt


  • Prof. Dr. Sigrid Bekmeier-Feuerhahn

Ombudsperson representing scientific staff

  • Dr. Lea Boecker

The commission for investigation of cases of scientific misconduct ("Ethics Commission") monitors the rules for ensuring good scientific practice and investigates allegations of scientific misconduct.

Members of the commission for the investigation of cases of scientific misconduct
(Date for the constituent meeting is in coordination)

Group of professors

Prof. Dr. Emer O`Sullivan
Prof. Dr. Jens Heger
Prof. Dr. Marc Kleinknecht
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schomerus (substitute)

Scientific staff group

Felix Fink

Student group

Laura Schilling
Elena Hohensee (substitute)