Ombudspersons are experienced academics who act as independent, neutral points of contact and consultants for specific topics. All members of the university can contact them regarding matters of good research practice or its violation (academic misconduct). On request, they act as mediators. In instances where concrete suspicions are raised, ombudspersons can involve the standing committee for the investigation of allegations of academic misconduct.
The University of Passau nominates ombudspersons for established academics, for early career researchers, and for international students:
This position is currently vacant.