Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Knowledge.brings about.change

Share your knowledge about malpractice with us and contribute to the benefit of all: the ÖAW, the employees and ultimately science. Help us to avert damage.

The ÖAW and its subsidiaries not only bring about new knowledge – they also want to know when things go wrong! Therefore, a comprehensive compliance and control system exists for responsible corporate governance. Infringement of rights and misconduct will not be tolerated. If you have knowledge of cases that can help the compliance of ÖAW improve, please let us know. With your help, we can prevent any violation and address any malpractice. Of course, you can report to us anonymously.

All information will be handled strictly confidentially. Whistleblowers who make reports in good faith will not suffer any adverse consequences. However, please note, our system must not be used to knowingly spread false or slanderous information.

Besides this confidential electronic system, you are free to send reports by post or to contact us in any other way (e.g., by email, phone, fax, etc). The contact information of the companies can be found in the footer.

Why should I submit a report?
What kinds of reports are useful to ÖAW and its subsidiaries?
What is the process for submitting a report? How do I set up a postbox?
How do I receive feedback and remain anonymous at the same time?
Who will receive and process my report?
How am I protected as a whistleblower?