Procedures and Regulations

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.
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.
The purpose of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is to support science, in particular through the operation of research institutes.
The present IT Security Guidelines are based on the IT Security Policy of the Max Planck Society, which took effect on 21 June 2017, and specify the IT security provisions for the facilities of the Society (institutes, research units, Administrative Headquarters, and central facilities) and their employees as well as for the users of their IT infrastructure.
The secure handling of data is of the utmost importance for the Max Planck Society, making IT security a foremost objective for the protection of the Society’s infrastructures and data.
Code of Conduct of the Max Planck Society
Scientific Advisory Boards are the main element of the evaluation accompanying the research facilities of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
Electoral Rules of Procedure for the Election of Representatives of Academic and Scientific-Technical Staff at General Meetings of the Institute.
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. Resolution of the Senate of the Max Planck-Society from March 19, 2010, amended March 17, 2017.
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
Resolution of the Senate of the Max-Planck-Society from March 11, 1994 in the version adopted on November 20, 2009.
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.
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.
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.
Adopted by the Senate of the Max Planck Society on November 14, 1997, amended on November 24, 2000.
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