Good Scientific Practice (Gute Wissenschaftliche Praxis, GWP) is a basic ethical attitude to which all researchers working in science should commit themselves.
It is a „comprehensive ethical awareness in the sense of a culture of honesty and responsibility for quality in science“. In this context, reference is often made to the social responsibility in research projects as well as trust in common values that must be maintained.
For more information, see DFG (German Research Foundation), Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Research Practice.
„As of 1 August 2019, all universities and non-university research institutions will be required to implement the 19 guidelines in a legally binding manner to be eligible to receive DFG funding. For those universities and non-university research institutions that have already implemented the relevant requirements in the DFG white paper “Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” in a binding manner, there is a two-year transition period for implementing the guidelines in the Code. This period begins on 1 August 2019 and ends on 31 July 2021.“
On November 25, 2020, the University of Hildesheim Foundation will hold an event „Research Day“ on research ethics (German language): Tag der Forschung. Forschungsethik.