Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is a quality system concerned with the organisational process and the conditions under which non-clinical health and environmental safety studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, archived and reported. In our laboratory we have implemented rules that require each investigator (technician, student, postdoctoral fellow as well as professor) to plan, perform, monitor, record, archive and report their results.


To enable GLP, equipment has to be routinely calibrated to standard form to prevent inaccuracies in measurements. Please contact the lab manager immediately if you notice any problem or discrepancy. This concerns not only balances, centrifuges, but also osmometers, pH meters, refrigerators and freezers, as well as pipettors. Furthermore, even amplifiers have to be routinely calibrated. Each investigator using the high-end e-phys setups and imaging microscopes are responsible to report any issues to the lab manager.


In 2023 the university has published rules regarding scientific integrity. Please check the following link (English versions are marked):


Good Scientific Practice Booklet from DFG 

(first part is in German, starting on p. 64 language is English)


Rules of Conduct

Record Keeping - The Laboratory Notebook

Recommendations for publishing data - Statistics & Co


Animal Welfare

Guidelines, recommendations and reports can be found via: Tierschutzbeauftragte

To work with animals, you will have to pass a course given by the animal welfare veterinarian on campus.

DFG - Tierversuche in der Forschung I und Tierversuche in der Forschung II

DFG - Animals in Research