Whistleblowing Procedure

The EPFL has a responsibility to conduct its affairs ethically and in compliance with the law. If you suspect that an EPFL employee is engaged in improper activities, you should know that the EPFL has policies that can show you how to “blow the whistle” and can protect you from retaliation if the need arises.

Reporting obligation and Whistleblowing

What do we investigate?

  • illegal or unethical conduct observed by members of the EPFL in the course of EPFL-related activities.
  • scientific fraud, undisclosed interests.
  • non-compliance with laws or supervisory regulations.
  • unauthorised use of funds.
  • non-compliance with or circumvention of internal regulations and control mechanisms.

Please see also CEPF reporting body.

How to File a Whistleblower Complaint?

Please complete the form below and send it to the Ombudsperson:

Prof. Patrick Francioli 
Professeur honoraire UNIL-CHUV
Ombudsperson EPFL
Route de Lavaux 476
CH-1095 Lutry
Tél. +41 78 408 69 89
Email:patrick.francioli@gmail.com