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Compliance management at the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR)
We value honesty, integrity and transparency. Compliance with applicable regulations and laws is a matter of course for us at local, national and international level. We expressly wish that problematic issues are also openly addressed.

This is where you can help to deal with and remedy violations and grievances.

Inform us about grievances or violations: Find your contact persons here
If you have information about violations of the LIR guidelines or legal regulations, you can contact the relevant persons:

Data Protection Officer
Maren Kübler
VELIT Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: +49 (0) 7249 20 899 12

Women's and Equal Opportunity Officer and Complaints Office pursuant to Section 13 of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG)

Equal Opportunities Officer
Lara Puhlmann

Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer
Uliana Bakhtina
Phone: +49 (0) 6131 89448 58

Ombudsperson for good scientific practice
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Rigotti
E-mail thomas.rigotti@lir-mainz.de
Phone: +49 (0)6131 39-39246

For joint handling of non-scientific conflicts you can contact the ombudsperson for non-scientific conflicts. This function is also assumed by
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Rigotti
E-mail thomas.rigotti@lir-mainz.de
Phone: +49 (0)6131 39-39246

Anonymous reporting platform ("whistleblower system"): This is where you can submit tips if you wish to report violations of the law, for example in the areas of corruption and bribery, accounting fraud and accounting violations or animal welfare, and remain anonymous. The reporting platform is managed by trusted attorneys from the law firm Bette Westenberger Brink.

Information on the handling of your data


As a matter of principle, we treat your data confidentially and do not pass them on to third parties. If, in our opinion, it becomes necessary to provide third parties with personal information in order to fulfill a legal obligation or to further clarify the incident you have reported, we will contact you beforehand.


Information about yourself as a whistleblower is voluntary. However, disclosing your identity or, if applicable, contact details will improve communication between you and the confidential counsels and thus speed up the procedure for clarifying the whistleblowing.

Consent and purpose of data processing

If you nevertheless provide information about yourself, by submitting the tip you consent to us processing data about you, for the purpose of clarifying the tip or for contacting you. This means that your data will be stored in the internal whistleblower system. You can revoke your consent at any time for the future, this takes effect upon receipt of the revocation.

Further information on data protection can be found here: Privacy policy

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