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Our Team

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 30 universities and research institutions in several European countries and in Asia.

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. Felicitas Riedel

Felicitas Riedel is a jurist and mediator. Since 2011, she manages the offices of the ombudspersons and of the permanent commission for the investigation of scientific misconduct at the University of Marburg. She is currently on secondment to the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts.

Dr. Nicole Föger

Nicole Föger holds a PhD in biochemistry and obtained a postgraduate education in Public Relations. Since 2010 she is Head of the Administrative Office of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity. Between 2012 and 2018 she was the elected Chair of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO). Nicole Föger is a consulting member in our team.

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.

Dr. Andrea Kliewer

Andrea Kliewer ist a biologist and has worked as a postdoc in pain research at the Jena Universiy medical clinic since 2014. She has taught good scientific practice since 2016.

Dr. Veronika Fuest

Veronika Fuest is an independent certified consultant and trainer comprehensively experienced in research and science management. She offers coaching in complex conflict situations and facilitates team and organizational development for good scientific practice. Her offers of tailor-made professional trainings are directed to ombudspersons, science managers and researchers: communication in particularly challenging situations, effective formation of the supervision process, and micropolitics in the science sector. See