Chair of the ÖAWI Commission on Research Integrity
Stephan Rixen has been Professor of Public Law at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) since 2010. He has specialized in questions of health law and social (security) law including aspects of constitutional, European and international law. Since 2012, Stephan Rixen has been a member of the Committee on Research Integrity of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (ÖAWI). He became the chairperson of the Committee in 2015. The same year, he became a member of the German “Ombudsman für die Wissenschaft” (Ombudsman for Science and Humanities), a committee established by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG) to give advice and resolve conflicts in the field of good scientific practice. Since 2016, he has been the chairperson of the German “Ombudsman” committee. His service as a member of the Committee on Research Integrity of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (ÖAWI) will be finished by the end of 2018.