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National platform launched for academics facing abuse

Academics regularly face threats, intimidation and abuse. The Universities of the Netherlands (UNL), the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) therefore launched the WetenschapVeilig platform on 7 November 2022.

Academics facing threats or intimidation can receive help 24/7 on the www.wetenschapveilig.nl website. The main aim of WetenschapVeilig is to help these academics quickly find the help they need within their institution.

Leiden University supports the new platform. Academics can report an incident on wetenschapveilig.nl and this will be forwarded to their employer via a secure system. Their employer will contact them within one working day to discuss the available support. There is also a 24/7 helpline that academics can call in the event of an emergency

For more information, see the Universities of the Netherlands site.

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