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Prof. Heiner Bubb and Petra Marzin, TUM's new ombudspersons.
Prof. Heiner Bubb and Petra Marzin, TUM's new ombudspersons.
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Prof. Heiner Bubb and Petra Marzin to safeguard good scientific practice

New ombudspersons elected

Heiner Bubb, professor emeritus of Ergonomics, and Petra Marzin, Managing Director of the TUM School of Education, have been elected ombudspersons of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) by the TUM Senate. They will provide advice on questions of good scientific practice and investigate cases of suspected scientific misconduct.

Scientists at TUM may contact the ombudspersons at the independent Research Integrity Office for advice on questions relating to good scientific practice. Furthermore, TUM has implemented guidelines to ensure good scientific practice oriented towards the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

The ombudspersons can also be consulted confidentially in cases where scientific misconduct is suspected. They conduct preliminary investigations and mediate conflicts. When the ombudspersons identify scientific misconduct which cannot be rectified, they convene an ombudsperson committee  for further examination.

Experienced individuals chosen

The TUM Senate elected Prof. Heiner Bubb as ombudsperson and Petra Marzin as his deputy for a period of three years. They succeed Prof. Joachim Heinzl and Prof. Angelika Görg.

Prof. Heiner Bubb held the TUM Chair of Ergonomics  from 1993 to 2009. Before that he conducted research and taught at Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He was deeply involved in various functions of university self-government, for example as the speaker of TUM’s Deans of Studies and in the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt Senate.

Petra Marzin has been the Managing Director of TUM School of Education since its founding. Before that Marzin, who holds a law degree, held leading positions in various departments at TUM, among others in the Human Resources and Legal departments and in the Office of the President.

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