Our Values

As our institute is independent and privately funded, we operate between the academic, govermental and corporate worlds. Our focus lies in translational services; per definition, this means that we sometimes have to walk a tightrope between academic quality standards and the increasing level of competition. Competition that is not just between individual researchers, but also between institutions and nations.

Therefore, we have a consciousness of good scientific practice implemented in all our day-to-day activities. This means that, while we acknowledge the atmosphere of competitive pressure, we apply the principles of mutual trust and intellectual integrity. There may be short-term success in scientific dishonesty or the conscious violation of elementary scientific rules, but we believe that for research to become truly successful and internationally renowned and competitive, honesty and trust are the most valuable assets.

See our “Good Scientific Practice” statement.