Scientific Integrity

The HSG Code of Academic Integrity defines the standards of good scientific practice at the University of St.Gallen

The Rules of Good Scientific Practice

The rules of good scientific practice ensure the integrity of scientific knowledge production. Their application is a prerequisite for the independence and credibility of science and for the acceptance of its results in society. The basic principles of scientific integrity are truthfulness, transparency, responsibility and respect.

The rules of good scientific practice concern, among other things:

  • norms regarding the publication of research results
  • norms of authorship in scientific publications
  • handling of research data
  • principles of scientific assessment and evaluation
  • responsibilities of science towards the public.

At the University of St.Gallen, the rules of good scientific practice are formulated in the Code of Academic Integrity. Cases of alleged misconduct in research may be reported to the President of the Research Committee or the Prorector for Research & Faculty.

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