Aalto University and its subsidiaries have an ethical channel where staff, students and other members of the university community as well as stakeholders may report any misconduct they perceive.
Handling of misconduct, violation of research integrity guidelines, at Aalto University
Aalto University follows a self-regulation framework, which is based on the national guidelines on the identification and investigation of research integrity (RI) violations. You can find help in question related to research integrity from research integrity advisers.
RI Guidelines have been updated in 2023. Transitional provisions of RI Guidelines 2023 will be applied for the violations and allegations during the transition period:
- RI_Guidelines_2023.pdf (tenk.fi)
- Guidelines: Responsible conduct of research and procedures for handling allegations of misconduct in Finland. Guidelines of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity 2012 (pdf) (in Finnish, Swedish & English)
The allegation of misconduct cannot be made anonymously and all documents relating to the handling of a case of misconduct are public. Allegation of misconduct within Aalto University is to be sent to [email protected] (post address Kirjaamo, PL 11000) and addressed to the president of Aalto University.
Allegations concerning possible research integrity violations are handled in Aalto University in three phases: 1) submitting a notification and making the decision whether the process is initiated 2) preliminary inquiry and reasoned, written decision by the president 3) possible investigation proper by investigation committee and reasoned, written decision by the president. Whenever the process is concluded in the university (phases 1-3), parties may request a statement by TENK.
There are templates available for announcing a suspect of misconduct. You can find more information and upload the templates from here:
- Finnish model of self-regulation | Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK
- The RCR/RI notification: Notification form for an alleged research integrity violation (PDF)
Note that for other than research integrity misconduct cases Aalto has other channels for reporting.
Channels for raising your concern
Aalto University’s ethical channel is for notifying about illegalities or misconduct appearing in the operations of Aalto University or of companies in the Aalto University Group. Inappropriate conduct, harassment and reports related to occupational safety will be referred for investigation to the investigatory processes concerned with investigating such matters.