Scientific integrity is essential for the proper functioning of science. This applies to all disciplines. After all, scientific research derives its status from the fact that it concerns a normatively regulated process, in which this normativity is partly methodological and partly ethical in nature and can be articulated in a number of guiding principles: honesty, carefulness, transparency, independence, responsibility. If these principles are not guiding, this threatens both the quality and the reliability of science. This can lead to direct damage, for example to the environment or patients, and can affect public trust in science and the trust between scientists. It is therefore very important that the principles of good and ethical scientific practice and the resulting standards for good research practice are clearly formulated and widely taught, known and applied. This code of conduct focuses on that.