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Standing Committees

Commission for Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice

TU Dort­mund University is committed to upholding the principles of good scientific practice. Good scientific practice finds its essential expression in the fact that scientists continuously check the correctness of the methods and results of their own scientific activities. Furthermore, every scientist shall exercise honesty towards himself/herself as well as towards the scientific community and general public in all aspects of scientific work.

The institutions for ensuring good scientific practice at the university level include the two ombudspersons and a commission of inquiry.

The ombudspersons serve as contact persons for those who seek clarification on questions of good scientific practice, who would like to point out a violation of the rules of good scientific practice, etc. They offer to mediate between those involved in a conflict. The ombudspersons check every suspicion of a violation of the rules of good scientific practice brought to their attention for plausibility, concreteness and significance, but do not conduct an investigation procedure that includes hearing the parties involved. The ombudspersons advise the Rectorate in matters concerning the safeguarding of good scientific practice.

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Krummrich
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Prof. Holger Wormer
    Faculty of Culture Studies

TU Dort­mund University has established a permanent commission to investigate cases of suspected scientific misconduct. The investigative commission takes appropriate measures to clarify cases if it is informed by one of the ombudspersons, a university committee, members of TU Dort­mund University or on the basis of external information about facts which give rise to the suspicion of academic misconduct. The Commission will only initiate an investigation procedure if there are sufficiently specific grounds for suspicion.

  • Prof. em. Dr. Dietrich Wegener
    Faculty of Physics

  • Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer
    Faculty of Statistics

  • Prof. Dr. Katja Crone
    Faculty of Human Sciences and Theology

  • Prof. Dr. Angelika Poferl
    Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology

  • Dr. Anne Busian
    Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology

  • Dr. Michael Paulus
    Faculty of Physics

  • Birgit Cirullies
    Senior Attorney General at the Public Prosecutor's Office Dort­mund (retired)

Joint Ethics Commission of the Faculties 12 to 16

The Joint Ethics Commission advises and supports scientists of TU Dort­mund University in legal and ethical questions, which are connected with the implementation of research projects, prior to their start.

It primarily supports members of Faculties 12 to 16. In exceptional cases, it also processes applications from other faculties or institutions of TU Dort­mund University, if its capacity permits.

The Commission examines research projects in particular with regard to the protection of human dignity and the autonomy and self-determination of those involved in the research. It also deals with data protection issues.

Questions and applications can be sent to the Ethics Committee at .

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the university: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Universität S".

Dort­mund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dort­mund Airport to TU Dort­mund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dort­mund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dort­mund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.