Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Research Group Dynamics of Social Behavior
August-Thienemann-Str. 2
24306 Plön

Research Statement

Based on the The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Good research practices are based on fundamental principles of research integrity. They guide researchers in their work as well as in their engagement with the practical, ethical and intellectual challenges inherent in research. These principles are:

  • Reliability in ensuring the quality of research, reflected in the design, the methodology, the analysis and the use of resources.
  • Honesty in developing, undertaking, reviewing, reporting and communicating research in a transparent, fair, full and unbiased way.
  • Respect for colleagues, research participants, society, ecosystems, cultural heritage and the environment.
  • Accountability for the research from idea to publication, for its management and organisation, for training, supervision and mentoring, and for its wider impacts.
  • As a research group we strive to follow them.

    Diversity Statement

    We encourage everyone to apply to be a member of our group and we are committed to building a research group for all.

    Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, national origin, political beliefs, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including participants with disabilities.