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Principles of DFG Funding

DFG funding activities are frequently influenced by specific topics of special interest. This ranges from continually engaging with issues of good scientific practice and action areas developing out of new methods and possibilities, such as the digital transformation in research, to issues of security-relevant research.

Good Scientific Practice

How self-monitoring in the scientific and academic community counters misconduct. Interner Linkmore

Equal opportunity and diversity

Excellent research requires diversity and originality, objectives fostered by the DFG. Interner Linkmore

Research Integrity

Portal for good research practice for information and participation. Externer Linkmore

Diversity Dimensions in Research

Why sex, gender and diversity can be relevant in research projects. Interner Linkmehr

Security-Relevant Research

Scientific research needs freedom, and freedom entails responsibility. Interner Linkmore


The DFG is committed to ensuring that scientists can use the potential of the various forms of participation. Interner Linkmore

Handling of Research Data

Data handling is an essential component of quality-oriented, compatible research.  Interner Linkmore

Digital Turn in the Sciences and Humanities

The DFG actively monitors and supports change processes in research practice. Interner Linkmore

Open Access at the DFG

How the DFG supports open access to scientific literature and other materials. Interner Linkmore

Academic publishing

Challenges and fields of action concerning the complexities of how publishing feeds into the assessment of scholarship. Interner Linkmore