Implementation of the Code by higher education institutions and non-HEI research institutions
Implementation and recognition is possible according to different variants.
Since the Code of Conduct came into force on 1 August 2019, all HEIs and non-HEI research institutions have been required to implement Levels 1 and 2 of the Code’s 19 guidelines in a legally binding manner in order to receive funding from the DFG.
Implementation and recognition is possible according to different variants:
- Higher education institutions and non-HEI institutions are responsible for implementing the guidelines of the Code in a legally binding manner (standard case).
- If a non-HEI (research) institution cannot implement the guidelines on its own authority, there are two further options: the cooperation model and the backup model.