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New Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

18 September 2018

It is vital that research is carried out in accordance with the principles of research integrity. The new Code of Conduct defines:

  • five principles of research integrity, 
  • 61 standards for good research practices and
  • duties of care for the institutions.

On the one hand, the Code of Conduct grants institutions adequate scope to deliver a balanced verdict regarding potential research misconduct, while on the other hand it explicitly states the criteria that play a role in such a scenario.

The code was drawn up by an independent drafting committee at the request of the following stakeholders: the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (Vereniging Hogescholen), TO2 (Toegepast Onderzoek Organisaties) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

The Code of Conduct will enter into force on 1 October 2018.

Download the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity 2018 (pdf, 2,14 MB)

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