Ethics Advisory Board

Guidelines for the Ethics Advisory Board at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

The University of Music and Performing Arts Graz admits to and strongly believes in the necessity of its actions in all areas of operations to be morally responsible: science, development and improvement of Arts, teaching and administration.

At the request of the person responsible for a research project, the Ethics Advisory Board will make sure that the proposed research activities are morally sound and that it can make recommendations for dealing with any ethical issues that may arise.

The Ethics Advisory Board acts at free will, voluntary and is not bound by directives. The members of the Ethics Advisory Board are bound to confidentiality.

The main members and the substitution members are appointed by the rector´s office every four years.

If Ethics Committees are responsible under section 30 of the University Act 2002, section 8c of the Federal Hospitals Act and other relevant provisions of the Federation and the State, the Ethics Advisory Board must not advise and refer to the responsible Committee.


There are different fields of science that fall into the competence of the Ethics Advisory Board:
a.       internal research projects
b.      cooperative research projects with other institutions and with the University of Music and Performing Arts
c.       externally funded research projects at the University of Music and Performing Arts
d.      research projects concluding in a students’ thesis


Members of the Ethics Advisory Board:

Main members

Franz Zotter [Chairman]
Silke Kruse-Weber [Representative]
Gerd Grupe
Ingeborg Harer
Andreas Dorschel

Substitution members
Kendra Stepputat
Katharina Groß-Vogt
André Doehring


Contact person:
Roland Reiter
E-Mail: roland.reiter@kug.ac.at