Scientific integrity and adherence to the principles of good scientific practice are indispensable prerequisites when it comes to scientific work. For the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as applied research organization, these principles form the foundation stone of its corporate identity. Exercising great care in the application of scientific methods and documentation of data is also the basis for the trust placed in us by business customers and the public.
For this reason, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft welcomes the recommendations of the Commission on Professional Self Regulation in Science by the member institutions of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and implements them within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. The principles of good scientific practice are also part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s guiding principles.