Scientific Integrity

The KIT Senate has issued by-laws to implement scientific integrity at KIT. For your guidance an english translation can be found in the Statutes for Safeguarding Good Research Practice. The rules are based on a longtime practice of the precursory institutions of the KIT, the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the University of Karlsruhe, and on  standards of quality assurance. The rules follow primarily the proposals for safeguarding good research practice of the German Research Foundation and the Helmholtz Association as well as recommendations of further institutions in the science or university sector.


Two ombudsmen act as contact persons for the employees of the KIT. As persons of trust they advise those, who inform them about supposed cases of scientific misconduct. Also persons suspected of misconduct may adress the responsible ombudsperson. The KIT senat appointed Professor Marlis Hochbruck and Professor Horst Geckeis as ombudspersons.