Respect and trust
We respect all people, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and disability, and recognize their right to a life of well-being and health.
We respect and strive to understand different opinions. However, we do not allow ourselves to be influenced by these opinions contrary to objective criteria.
We assume that the best concepts are developed in an open competition of ideas. For this reason, we are committed to a variety of proposed solutions and ultimately make our decisions on the basis of well-founded, comprehensible criteria.
We do not participate in the spread of rumours or damage the reputation of others, but strive to treat all actors respectfully and constructively.
Responsibility and privacy
In our decisions and actions we always have the well-being of the individual and of society as a whole in mind. We see it as our special responsibility to do all we can to achieve this.
We only accept tasks for which we are qualified and suitable.
We accept responsibility for the consequences of any omissions on our part and strive to correct errors immediately.
We protect confidential or proprietary information entrusted to us.
Independence and objectivity
We research, develop and advise independently. First and foremost, we feel committed to society as a whole and to all people living in Austria.
We do not violate this loyalty relationship due to other, divergent interests of individual persons or groups.
aha. is financed by contract work and sponsoring. Orders and sponsorship money are only accepted, if none of our principles is violated. In particular, we insist on our scientific independence and do not allow clients or sponsors any influence whatsoever on research results and any conclusions to be drawn from them.
We see it as our task to communicate our work continuously and in a way that is easy to understand even for lay people. To this end, we work together with the media and inform them truthfully and objectively. We also check whether our information is presented correctly. In our own media we inform according to the same principles.
We always decide and act according to objective and comprehensible criteria.
We communicate in such a way that our positions and actions are understandable and traceable.
Contract work shall be marked as such, that the contractual relationship is clearly evident. We will make the results of commissioned work available to the general public as soon as possible, unless there are important objective reasons not to publish them immediately.
We identify possible or actual conflicts of interest and disclose them to the stakeholders concerned.