The Office of the Vice President for Research would like to provide you with a simple, risk-free way to anonymously and confidentially report activities that may involve criminal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of the policies of the University of Iowa and the Board of Regions.  

Another option: The Office of the Ombudsperson provides confidential assistance to University of Iowa faculty and staff who have work-related concerns.  

To Make a Feedback, Complaint or Anonymous Tip Report:

(Click on the appropriate category below.)


What About Protection from Retaliation?

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Can I Make a Report Anonymously?

Yes, you may choose to make your report anonymously by leaving the contact information blank on the reporting form.  The Office of the Vice President for Research will attempt to maintain confidentiality within the confines of hte law.  We ask that if you choose to file anonymously you provide as much detailed information as possible for our review, as we will be unable to contact you to request further information.

What Happens if I Submit a Report?

Once a report is submitted, it is promptly reviewed (normally within one business day) to determine what further steps should be taken.  The scope of the review and which official(s) will be involved will depend on the facts and nature of the case.  Each report will be handled with the utmost care and in a timely manner.  If you provided contact information, you may be contacted for additional information.  You will be notified about the outcome at the conclusion of the review process.