Ethics

Ethics

The Code of Ethics of the Verein für Socialpolitik is part of the association's statutes. Here you find the Code of Ethics of the Verein für Socialpolitik, which has been in force since December 2021.

The ombudswoman is the contact person for the members. She enjoys the special trust of the membership with regard to her objectivity, independence, and fairness. She is elected for a two-year term by the Executive Board on the recommendation of the Managing Board. The ombudswoman treats all information provided to her in strict confidence, advises the person providing the information and mediates. After consultation with the person providing the information, he/she may inform the Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee shall review the case confidentially and prepare a recommendation for action to the Managing Board.

Guiding principles

The guiding principles of the Code of Ethics of the Verein für Socialpolitik, as formulated in the preamble, are transparency, objectivity, independence and fairness. The code regulates the interaction of scientists with each other, for example through guidelines on the use and citation of their own and other authors' work, and also the relationship of scientists to their environment.

Self-commitment

Acceptance of the Code of Ethics is a condition of membership of the Verein für Socialpolitik.

Scope

The Code of Ethics is not a law, but an expression of social norms which apply to all members of the Verein für Socialpolitik. The editors and reviewers of the association's own journals, as well as the reviewers involved in the submission process of the association's conferences, are particularly committed to this Code. However, the Verein für Socialpolitik is also committed to ensuring that other journals from the German-speaking world conduct themselves in accordance with the Code.

Ombudsperson

  • Kerstin Schneider

    Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider

    University of Wuppertal

Ethics Committee

  • Ben Greiner

    Univ.Prof. Dr. Ben Greiner

    Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Alexander Kriwoluzky

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Kriwoluzky

    DIW Berlin
  • Kerstin Schneider

    Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider

    University of Wuppertal
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    Prof. Dr. Gesine Stephan

    Institute for Employment Research

Working Group "Code of Ethics"

The following members belong to this working group:

  • Georg Weizsäcker

    ©Matthias Heyde

    Prof. Georg Weizsäcker, Ph.D.

    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin VfS Chair 2021-2022
  • Ben Greiner

    Univ.Prof. Dr. Ben Greiner

    Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Alexander Kriwoluzky

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Kriwoluzky

    DIW Berlin
  • Aderonke Osikominu

    Prof. Dr. Aderonke Osikominu

    Hohenheim University
  • gggg

    ©Simon Wegener

    Prof. Dr. Bettina Rockenbach

    Cologne University Ombudsperson for Ethical Matters
  • Sulin Sardoschau

    Prof. Dr. Sulin Sardoschau

    Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Kerstin Schneider

    Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schneider

    University of Wuppertal
  • Doris Weichselbaumer

    Prof. Dr. Doris Weichselbaumer

    Linz University Equal Opportunities Officer