On March 25, (14.00-18.30) Roland Bennewitz, the Ombudsperson of the INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials will hold a seminar on “Good Scientific Practice and Communication”.

In this seminar we will discuss the foundations of good scientific practice. We will attempt to link the respective guidelines of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft with our personal experiences. What are the rules for scientific work and what is scientific misconduct? A key to good scientific practice is good communication. We will discuss general strategies for successful discussions and identify partners such as the Ombudsperson. The seminar will be held online and include discussions. Participants are therefore expected to join from an environment which allows for active participation and to switch on microphones and cameras.

Roland Bennewitz works at the INM Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken and is professor for experimental physics at Saarland University. He has acted as Ombudsperson for good scientific practice for many years.