The University of Basel expects its researchers to behave with scientific integrity in their research activities. In case of suspicion of a violation of the rules of good scientific practice, researchers are requested to contact the respective faculty representative of trust or the integrity officer.
University Regulations and Procedures
The University of Basel expects its researchers to conduct research in line with the standards and principles concerning scientific and personal integrity as defined in the Code of Conduct and Integrity Regulations.
The «Regulation relating to academic integrity at the University of Basel» (Integrity Regulation) governs the provisions of scientific integrity and good scientific practice applicable at the University of Basel in terms of minimum standards. The regulation defines possible cases of scientific misconduct as well as the modalities of the procedure in the event of suspected scientific misconduct.
Following the provisions of the Integrity Regulations, all faculties appoint faculty contact persons. The responsibilities of the latter are the provision of information about the procedure in the event of suspected misconduct, the forwarding of facts and the referral of the person concerned to the Integrity Ombudsperson. In case of a suspected violation of the rules of good scientific practice, researchers are requested to contact the respective faculty contact person or the Integrity Ombudsperson.
- Dr. Heiner Wohlfahrt,
former president of the Court of Appeal Basel-Stadt
Faculty contact persons:
- Faculty of Theology:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Heuser
- Faculty of Law:
Prof. Dr. Sabine Gless
- Faculty of Medicine:
Prof. em. Dr. Jürg Schifferli
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Prof. Dr. Alexander Honold
- Faculty of Science:
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Keiser
Prof. Dr. Olivier Potterat
- Faculty of Business and Economics:
Prof. Dr. Peter Kugler
- Faculty of Psychology:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Papassotiropoulos
The Research Commission is discussing the further development of the university’s regulations, activities and processes in the field of scientific integrity. In particular, possible adaptations to the Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (published in 2021) are being reviewed.