You can use this digital desk to process your complaint or appeal or objection against a decision. Complaints, appeals or objections should be submitted in accordance with the relevant regulations, and not through this information desk! The regulations also provide information regarding the conditions and time frames that apply to the contents of these procedures.
A decision is a written decision which has a direct impact on your interests. For instance, a decision made by the Executive Board.
If you wish to object to a written decision that affects your interests directly – for example, if you have received a negative appraisal or been informed that your position will cease to exist.
If you are the victim of undesirable behaviour, such as sexual intimidation, aggression, violence or discrimination, you can contact the confidential counsellor.
You can lodge an appeal with this committee against a written decision which directly affects your interests within six weeks of the date of the decision
You can discuss your problem with this person In a confidential setting, and together find a possible solution. In addition, you can also file a complaint with the Complaints Committee set up specifically for this purpose.
The Committee investigates complaints regarding a suspicion of violation of scientific integrity by a staff member of Leiden University.
Leiden University Regulation on Other Complaints
Professor Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade is the new confidential adviser on academic integrity. ‘Staff members can come to me with their questions and concerns, such as whether something is really fraud, or just a careless use of sources.’
It is essential that all universities adhere to the principle of integrity in academic practice. Academic research must enjoy the full trust of other researchers and of society.
Confidential Counsellor for Personnel Affairs, Confidential Counsellor on Undesirable Behaviour, Complaint Committee for Undesirable Behaviour.
In the course of their working relation with the University, it is not uncommon for staff members to questions or problems. These issues can usually be resolved through direct discussion between the staff member and his or her supervisor, but in some cases this fails to provide a solution. If you find it difficult (or impossible) to bring your problem to light via the usual channels, you can talk to the confidential counsellor.