Research and Transfer

CRT – Services for Researchers

The CRT – Campus Research and Transfer – is the central contact point for research and development projects at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. The CRT-Team serves both internal researchers at Offenburg University and external companies, public agencies and research institutions.

Our services include:

  • Information and advising on public research funding programs from the state, federal government, the EU, foundations, etc.
  • Support in applying for funding
  • Advice on drafting concepts and proposals for contract research
  • Contact and networking services for companies and other external parties interested in research
  • Provision of sample contracts and review of cooperation agreements
  • Administration of third-party funds (controlling) for the R&D projects
  • Statistics and evaluation (R&D database/project register, annual reports)
  • Research marketing in the annual research magazine "fif" and by support for research-related trade fairs and events

We use specific event formats to keep both the university community ("Forschung auf dem Campus") and interested specialist audiences ("Unternehmen Zukunft") informed about the University's research and development activities.

All academically active members and staff of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences handle the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of research responsibly. They are obliged to carry out research projects honestly and, as part of the standards of good scientific practice, to comply with research ethical framework conditions and standards. These include, in particular, ethical standards of humane treatment, dignity, self-determination and autonomy of human beings, but also a thorough assessment of the consequences of research, including the risks associated with safety-relevant research (dual use).

The Ethics Committee for Research Projects enables researchers to independently assess the research ethics implications of their projects. If they submit an application for the review of a research project, it issues an ethics vote to ensure that ethical responsibility towards humans, society and nature is appropriately perceived throughout the entire research process and that possible consequences and risks of the research are comprehensively weighed, examined and documented.



Get in touch with us.

We will be glad to respond to your enquiries at:

Downloads ethics (university internal)

  • Statutes of the Ethics Committee for Research Projects at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Application to the Ethics Committee of the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences for the review of a research project


The rules of good scientific practice are the central standard and basis for research work at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. Adherence to, control of and communication of these standards is the core task of science; they are part of the professional ethos and quality assurance of scientific work.

Based on the guidelines of the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences has adopted its statutes for safeguarding good scientific practice as well as rules of procedure for dealing with scientific misconduct. These set out the principles of good scientific practice, which are binding for all academic staff and students at the university.

The ombudspersons of the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences are available as a confidential and independent point of contact for questions about good academic practice and for information about possible academic misconduct.

Downloads Gsp (university internal)

  • Statutes for Ensuring Good Scientific Practice at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Rules of Procedure of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences for dealing with academic misconduct

Ombudspersons for good scientific practice


Junk, Stefan
Prof. Dr.-Ing. 
  • Room: 2.02
  • Klosterstraße 14, 77723 Gengenbach

Assistant ombudsperson

Giel, Dominik
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. 
  • Room: E106
  • Badstraße 24, 77652 Offenburg

Equality and equal opportunities are important approaches to attracting talent in research and innovation management. However, they are also instruments for promoting democratic and equal structures. Offenburg University of Applied Sciences therefore supports the implementation of all measures that promote equality and equal opportunities in research as well.

The equal opportunities policy of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences complies in its entirety with the requirements of the European Commission's Horizon Europe framework programme for research and innovation. Researchers at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences are called upon to take these requirements into account when designing their research projects.