Good Scientific Practice

Since its foundation in 2014, the scientific work of the MBN Research Centre gGmbH has been based on fundamental principles that apply equally to all scientific disciplines. The honesty of scientists towards themselves and others, scientific professionalism and conscientiousness as well as scientific integrity are of central importance.

The following Statutes implement the "Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice" of the German Research Foundation (DFG) as amended in August 2019. They are legally binding for all persons conducting research or providing research support at the MBN Research Centre gGmbH.

The ombudsperson, directly available as the person of trust in all matters of good scientific practice and in cases of suspected scientific misconduct:

Prof. Nigel Mason, University of Kent, United Kingdom, E-mail:

Deputy Ombudsperson to be appointed soon.

You can contact the ombudspersons confidentially at their e-mail addresses.

The ombudspersons serve to resolve possible conflict situations that can arise. If necessary, the Commission for  the Monitoring of Good Scientific Practice will be called.