Good research practices are based on fundamental principles of research integrity. They guide researchers in their work as well as in their engagement with the practical, ethical and intellectual challenges inherent in research. These principles are:
Examples of research misconduct are:
DELoS people (i.e., both faculty and PhD students) must avoid any form of research misconduct. Any plagiarism or improper use of intellectual work is even more serious if it results from negligence or abuse of a hierarchical or academic position. With particular regard to the drafting of dissertation and written work, as well as in the performance of the exams, it is the specific responsibility of the individual university member to respect these rules and avoid all forms of plagiarism and dishonest conduct. It is also the responsibility of each university member to report any case of plagiarism or improper use of another's intellectual work of which he or she becomes aware.
Useful resources for research integrity are the following: