Bielefeld University has appointed Prof. emer. Ansgar Beckermann as ombudsperson. The ombudsperson advises in cases when there is suspicion of scientific misconduct and as appropriate contacts the Untersuchungskommission für wissenschaftliches Fehlverhalten [Investigative Commission for Scientific Misconduct], which is also appointed by the University. This investigative commission decides whether there is a case of scientific misconduct based upon a free consideration of evidence.
Prof. em. Ansgar Beckermann: firstname.lastname@example.org