When is it whistleblowing?
Whistleblowing is disclosing censurable conditions at UiO which may harm staff, students, or UiO itself, to somebody who can do something about it. Whistleblowing may also be relevant where UiO could harm the community, for example the external environment, or through manipulation of research results.
Censurable conditions are conditions that are in conflict with laws, regulations, internal routines or ethical norms.
- Corruption or other economic crime.
- A working or learning environment that constitutes a serious hazard to humans, the environment or property.
- Sexual harassment
- Breach of ethical guidelines in research
- Serious vulnerability (IT, infrastructure)
When is it not whistleblowing?
- Expressions of disagreement on political processes
- Views on academic priorities – with respect to both research and teaching
- Views on the budget process
- Expressions of disagreement on decisions with a legal basis in the rules and regulations
Everyday things like noise in the corridor and a mess in the kitchen do not call for whistleblowing. Such issues should nevertheless be taken up internally.