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Department of Legal and Committee Affairs
Seminarstr. 2
69117 Heidelberg
Tel. +49 6221 54-2110
Fax +49 6221 54-2688

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Ombudsmen for good academic practice

In the event of suspected academic misconduct, one of the three Senate-appointed ombudsmen – one for the humanities and social sciences, one for natural sciences, and one for life sciences – or the chair of the commission serves as the initial point of contact.  Chain of command is irrelevant.

The ombudsmen counsel those who report suspected academic misconduct and investigate the plausibility of the allegation. They are consulting members of the commission, to whom they submit the cases for deliberation.


Life Sciences
Prof. Dr. Gerda Komposch

Prof. Dr. Joachim Funke
Tel. +49 6221 54-7305 and 7388

Natural Sciences
Prof. Dr. Günter Helmchen
Tel. +49 6221 54-8401

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Latest Revision: 2011-05-10
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