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PD Dr. Dr. Gerlinde Sponholz

Gerlinde Sponholz is a medical doctor and human biologist. Since 1990 she has been teaching medical, nursing and research ethics. She developed the curricula on „good scientific practice“ on behalf of and in cooperation with the Research Ombudsman.

Dr. Michael Gommel

Michael Gommel is a biologist, M.A. for Applied Ethics in Health and Social Care and systemic coach and consultant. Between 1995 and 2007 he worked at Ulm University's Study Group Ethics in Medicine and taught medical, nursing and research ethics. He has been teaching good scientific practice since 2009 and currently consults and teaches at about 25 universities and research institutions in several European countries.

Helga Nolte

Helga Nolte is a mediator and coach. She worked in academic administration of Hamburg University's medical faculty and as assistant to the Research Ombudsman. She now works as the assistant of Hamburg University's ombudsman.

Dr. Hans-Peter Eckle

Theoretical Physicist; lecturer at the University of Ulm; research collaboration with the University of Gothenburg. Experience in teaching and research at, inter alia, Princeton University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Jyväskylä, and the University of Gothenburg. Co-organizer and lecturer at international physics summer schools in Turkey and in Ireland. Author of a graduate level textbook on Models of Quantum Matter, Oxford University Press, 2019. Areas of interest: theoretical quantum and condensed matter physics, philosophy of science and philosophy of physics, Ethics in Science. With experience of teaching courses on Good Scientific Practice since 2008.

Dr. Felicitas Riedel

Felicitas Riedel is a jurist and mediator. Between 2011 and 2016 she managed the offices of the ombudspersons and of the permanent commission for the investigation of scientific misconduct at the University of Marburg. She is currently employed at the Ministry of Finance of the State of Hesse.

Dr. Julia Verse

Julia Verse is a historian and ethnologist, certified project management associate and certified business trainer. She conducted international research, and while gaining extensive experience as a project manager and consultant in science and education policy, she has established herself as an expert on gender and diversity.

PD Dr. Andrea Kliewer

Andrea Kliewer is a biologist/pharmacologist and junior research group leader in pain research at Jena University Hospital. She has a master's degree in business and research coaching. Since 2016, she has been working as a part-time lecturer and consultant on issues of good scientific practice.

Dr. Michael Mende

Michael Mende is a biologist. He is currently employed as a research integrity officer in the Department of Collective Behavior at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Constance. In addition to science management tasks, he is in charge of the department's animal facility. Furthermore, he is Ombud at the Institute and also a member of the Animal Welfare Commission of the Freiburg Regional Council. Since 2019 he teaches courses on good scientific practice.