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Procedures and Regulations

As a decentralized research organization the Max Planck Society requires  rules and regulations particularly with respect to quality assurance in  research at its institutes and facilities.
Rules for Scientific Advisory Boards
Scientific Advisory Boards are the main element of the evaluation accompanying the research facilities of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
Basic Research and Rule-Based Responsibility on the Governance of the Max Planck Society
Rules for Max Planck Research Groups
Resolution of the Senate of the Max-Planck-Society from March 11, 1994 in the version adopted on November 20, 2009.
Rules for Max Planck Research Group Leader with tenure track at W2 level
Max Planck Research Groups are intended to promote outstandingly gifted young male and female scientists. In individual subject areas it is appropriate to make appointments to W 2 posts with tenure track in order to be internationally competitive.
Evaluation - The Procedures of the Max Planck Society
The globally visible success of the scientists who work at the Max Planck Society is based on the broad scientific freedom they enjoy, but also on the sophisticated quality assurance procedures described in this brochure.
Mediation Guidelines
Statutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science
The purpose of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is to support science, in particular through the operation of research institutes.
Guidelines of the Scientific Council for Electing Ombudspersons to Max Planck Institutes and the Sections of the Max Planck Society
Guidelines for the deployment of ombudspersons at the research institutions and in the Sections of the Max Planck Society - adopted by the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society on February 15, 2001, amended on February 16, 2006
Rules for Boards of Trustees in the Max Planck Society
A Board of Trustees should be set up at every institute of the Max Planck Society to establish ties to the general public, particularly to those circles interested in and potentially willing to support the research performed at the institute.
Max Planck Society Guidelines and Rules on a Responsible Approach to Freedom of Research and Research Risks
Research plays a fundamental role in ensuring the progress of mankind. It enables the extension of the boundaries of knowledge and enhances the welfare, prosperity and security of mankind and the protection of the environment.
Rules of Good Scientific Practice
Scientific honesty and the observance of the principles of good scientific practice are essential in all scientific work which seeks to expand our knowledge and which is intended to earn respect from the public.
Rules of Procedure in Cases of Suspected Scientific Misconduct
Adopted by the Senate of the Max Planck Society on November 14, 1997, amended on November 24, 2000.
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