Research integrity

Research integrity is essential to the proper functioning of science. Guiding principles for research with integrity are honesty, diligence, transparency, independence and accountability. Failure to follow these principles threatens both the quality and reliability of science.

Radboud University follows the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (2018). This code of conduct explains the above principles and describes standards for good scientific research.

Confidential advisors for research integrity

If you wish to lodge a complaint about research integrity, or you wish to initiate a discussion about the issue in question, please contact one of the confidential advisors for research integrity.

The confidential advisors serve as a contact point for anyone who wishes to lodge a complaint about research integrity. If you do decide to lodge a complaint, it will be forwarded to the Executive Board. The board will then pass your complaint on to the Research Integrity Committee.

    Contact information Confidential Advisor

    Your complaint will be handled by Prof. Didi Braat and Prof. Rob Holland, Confidential Advisor.

    Research Integrity Committee

    In accordance with Article 4.1 of the Radboud University Research Integrity Regulations, the Executive Board has set up the Research Integrity Committee, which consists of the following members:

    • Prof. mr. S.C.J.J. Kortmann, chairman
    • Prof. mr. Y. Buruma, (deputy) chairman
    • Dr. M.J. Becker
    • Prof. dr. R. Loll
    • Prof. dr. M.M. Rovers
    • Prof. dr. M.H. Leyenaar
    • Prof. dr. P.G.M. van der Heijden
    • Prof. dr. C.J.M. Klijn
    • Prof. dr. W.J.H. Furnée
    • Mr. dr. T. Hilverda
    • Secretary to the Committee is mr. M. Steenbergen, Legal Affairs.

    The committee investigates complaints and consequently advises the Executive Board. If the complaint relates to research that has been carried out within the scope of Radboud university medical center, the committee will advise the Executive Board and the Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences/Radboud university medical center.

    Academic Integrity Regulations

    The Academic Integrity Regulations set out how scientific misconduct complaints are handled.

    Filing a complaint

    Complaints about suspected breaches of scientific integrity can be sent to the address below. A complaint can also be submitted to the Executive Board through the Confidential Advisors for Scientific Integrity. The Board will then forward the complaint to the Academic Integrity Committee.

    Radboud University Executive Board

    For the attention of D. Gebbink 
    Postbus 9102
    6500 HC NIJMEGEN