FLI Compliance Management

The FLI experienced two profound crises in 2016 and 2017. The first was related to rule violations in animal husbandry, the second to rule violations in scientific publication practices.

As part of the crisis management, a Compliance Management System (CMS) was established at the FLI in October 2018. It aims to ensure compliance with legal and operational guidelines by documenting processes and by communicating, in a transparent manner, any issues that arise.

The focus of the work of the CMS staff and the compliance experts from eight working areas – including research, animal husbandry, occupational safety, data protection, health management, and equality – is the review of science-related processes.

The CMS staff submits a confidential compliance report to the FLI Executive Board every year. Abridged versions of these reports are regularly published here:

CMS Annual Report 2019/2020


Jens Bösger
Health & Safety Officer
+49 3641 65-6072