Mission Statement

The University of Vienna is committed to conducting research that respects the dignity and integrity of humans, animals and the environment. The Ethics Committee of the University of Vienna is responsible for reviewing ethical issues raised by the implementation of research projects. Researchers at the University of Vienna can turn to this committee when ethically relevant aspects are touched upon in their work and they wish to ensure that their research projects adequately respect the fundamental values of human dignity, liberty and health and do not violate the legal provisions pursuant to the Ethics Committee section in the Statutes of the University of Vienna. With its interdisciplinary expertise, the Ethics Committee contributes to ensure ethical and legal responsibility in research.

On behalf of the Rectorate
Jean-Robert Tyran, Vice-Rector for Research and International Affairs