Dr. Béla Majorovits is the ombudsperson for our Institute. The ombudsperson, which is elected by all staff members of the Institute, provides advice in the case of conflicts related to issues of good scientific practice. Please refer to the respective rules for detailed information about the issues in question.
The ombudsperson performs an essential role of scientific self-monitoring. The conversations they have are confidential, provided that a conflict can be solved at an Institute and that this is done successfully.
Furthermore, each of the three Sections has one further ombudsperson. Click here for their names and for information about the ombudsperson scheme: https://www.mpp.mpg.de/en/internal/conflict-management/ombudspersons/
It is defined in the Rules of Procedure how the involved parties should act upon suspicion of scientific misconduct.