good scientific practice

As a nationally and internationally active scientific institution, we at the Montanuniversität Leoben are also obliged to comply with the rules of good scientific practice. But what does that actually mean and what do you have to pay attention to? All important information and regulations can be found in this article.

How is good scientific practice defined?

Especially when writing scientific papers and bachelor theses, it must be ensured that these are based on personal contribution. Correct citation and appropriate consideration of scientific preparatory work are the top priorities here.

In the course of the last Senate meeting, a new part of the statute was resolved, which, among other things, regulates the procedure if misconduct occurs here. This applies to the following points:

  • False information by inventing or falsifying data
  • Intellectual property infringement, also known as plagiarism

The Rectorate serves as the point of contact for suspected cases of such scientific misconduct. You can contact us here, for example if you

  • provided wrong information in your work
  • have the feeling that your evaluation data from tests or laboratory activities is not correctly given or used carelessly by other people

The exact provisions of the statutes can be found here.

And finally here is the reference to the free plagiarism check of the ÖH, where you can have your work checked.