Quality management in research

Leibniz University Hannover strives to contribute sustainable solutions to key future issues through scientific excellence in order to create healthy living environments. For this purpose, we promote a university culture that allows space for creativity while encouraging dialogue and interdisciplinary networks. In everyday university life, we attach great importance to transparent decisions and equal participation. Through clear regulations and standards, the consistent use of quality assurance instruments, a multitude of guidance and support measures as well as continuous reflection of ongoing processes, we create a framework for sustainable quality enhancement and profile development in research.

Safeguarding good scientific practice

In order to safeguard high quality standards in research, observing the rules of good scientific practice is of the utmost importance at Leibniz University Hannover.

Ethical research

The Central Ethics Committee of Leibniz University Hannover is an independent committee that assesses and evaluates whether planned research projects carried out on humans and involving data of humans conducted at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) or Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media are ethical.

Responsible research

The Senate's Commission for responsible research assesses research outcomes and controllability in order to prevent misuse of research findings for harmful purposes.

Transparent research

Free research contributes greatly towards promoting the health, prosperity, and security of humankind, as well as towards protecting the environment. Furthermore, scientifically successful research requires transparency, free exchange of knowledge, as well as the publication and discussion of research findings.

Evaluations and benchmarking

Leibniz University Hannover uses evaluations as a key element of quality assurance and quality enhancement in research. Centrally coordinated processes include subject evaluations and potential analyses initiated by the scientific commission of Lower Saxony (WKN).

Research information

Research information constitutes basic data on research activities and findings, such as metadata on publications and ongoing research projects, patents, scientific awards and research-related activities including participation in conferences, publishing activities or memberships.

Handling research data

Leibniz University Hannover is committed to the importance of research data in the process of scientific research. The university encourages the development of proper recognition for its researchers, who provide access to high-quality research data in recognised repositories and archives in accordance with the FAIR principle.

Junior researchers

Leibniz University Hannover endeavours to support and advise junior researchers in a structured manner – from doctorate and postdoctorate to habilitation and tenure track professorship.

The LUH Science Communication LAB of Communications and Marketing assists researchers with science communication aspects