LEITPLANCKEN – Guidelines for responsible conduct

LEITPLANCKEN – Guidelines for responsible conduct

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V (Ed.) (2022) LEITPLANCKEN – Guidelines for responsible conduct.

For the Max Planck Society responsible and compliant behaviour is a key basic requirement. It is essential for all employees – both in science and in the science support area – to observe the laws and internal regulations.

Responsible behaviour must be based on the structures of our organization, a balanced system which links governance oriented towards academic freedom with an administration structure focused on compliance with the rules. It is up to each and every one of us to comply with the rules and act in line with our values – in short, to do the right thing. No matter whether you work at a laboratory or in administration, whether you look after animals or are in charge of technology, no matter where in the hierarchy I/you/we are located: any actions matter.

We all contribute to excellent science through our responsible behaviour and thereby help build the global reputation of the Max Planck Society. In order to make sure that this remains the case, the information here should serve as a guide.

Let yourself be guided by them, because our actions today will determine our opportunities tomorrow