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Guideline 11

Methods and standards

To answer research questions, researchers use scientifically sound and appropriate methods. When developing and applying new methods, they attach particular importance to quality assurance and the establishment of standards.


The application of a method normally requires specific expertise that is ensured, where necessary, by suitable cooperative arrangements. The establishment of standards for methods, the use of software, the collection of research data and the description of research results is essential for the comparability and transferability of research outcomes.

DFG Practical Guidelines on Digitisation

The aim of the Practical Guidelines on Digitisation in the funding area of Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (LIS) is to make it easier for applicants to plan digitisation projects and to enable the comparative review of proposals. The guidelines do not aim to create hurdles: they are designed to contribute to the sustainability and future viability of funded projects by formulating standards.

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GL11 (Statements)