According to the Mediation Guidelines of the MPG (only available in german) each staff member has the right to request a mediation procedure if complaints or conflicts cannot be settled at an Institute.
The Mediation advisor will strive to resolve the issue. To this end, they have the right to obtain information from the involved parties and the Institute Management. They are obliged to maintain confidentiality. The procedure takes place at the level of the scientific Sections; three mediation advisors from the scientific area are identified for each Section.
For our institute these are members of the chemical-physical-technical section (all in charge until 2020):
Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs
MPI for the Physics of Light, Erlangen
Prof. Dr. Stefan Luther
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organisation, Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Walter Thiel
Emeritus Scientific Member
MPI for Coal Research, Mülheim an der Ruhr