Good Scientific Practice

Scientific integrity and compliance with the principles of good scientific practice are indispensable requirements for scientific work. As an applied research organization, these principles are the basis of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s identity. Fraunhofer applies utmost care when implementing scientific methods and documenting data, as this is the basis on which commercial customers and the public place their trust in us.

In 2021, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft implemented the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) 2019 “Guidelines for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice” with the “Internal Regulation 2020/03/P25/O Regulation on Ensuring Good Scientific Practice at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.” This internal regulation replaces 2016/10/P3/O and was made obligatory in August 2021.