Protect the university from criminal acts and damaging behavior.
The University of Göttingen works to a high standard of quality in research, teaching and services. Behavior that is detrimental to the institution, violations of rules or criminal acts are not compatible with this claim, as they endanger or violate the reputation and values of the University and in some cases also cause material damage. 

If you therefore suspect criminal acts or damaging behavior, the university asks you to report this. As a rule, you should pass the report on to your line manager or supervisor. However, there are cases in which this route is not possible or does not seem advisable, for example because supervisors or managers are themselves involved in the events. In such cases, you have the option of reporting your suspicions directly via the university's whistleblower system under your name or anonymously. The option of anonymous reporting protects you from possible repressive measures. The information passed on will be treated in strict confidence. 

The Executive Board of the University, December 1, 2023

How our whistleblower system helps protect your privacy

  • No identifying information is provided to the contacts.
  • Your message will be stylometrically redacted to provide you with an even higher level of anonymity. We remove all punctuation and convert all words to lowercase."
  • All information is end-to-end encrypted, so your sensitive information remains safe.

What you can do to protect yourself

  • You are not on the corporate network (Internet/VPN).
  • You should not use a device (smartphone, computer, etc) that is provided by your employer.
  • You should not use the kinds of idioms or abbreviations that you frequently use in conversations or when writing emails.