Dr. Hjördis Czesnick is head of office of the German Research Ombudsman. With her team and in close collaboration with the Ombudsman committee, she advises researchers (of all disciplines) in matters of research integrity. The Research Ombudsman focuses on confidential conflict mediation. The office and the committee of the German Research Ombudsman deal with almost two hundred enquiries annually and continuously contribute to the development of the rules of good scientific practice at a national and international level. Since 2019, Dr. Czesnick is a Co-Vice Chair of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO).
Dr. Czesnick studied biology at the Humboldt University Berlin, focusing on microbiology and plant sciences. She then explored the production of biofuels from algae during a research stay at the University of Cambridge, UK. After returning to Germany, she worked on a PhD project in plant genetics at the University of Potsdam, where she continued to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the field of plant epigenetics.
When the Ombudsman office moved from Bonn to Berlin in 2016, Hjördis Czesnick succeeded Finja Meyer as head of office. Previously, the office has also been located in Hamburg where it was led by Helga Nolte.
Contact in Berlin:
Tel. +49 (0)30 20370 484
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