Research Integrity

Within Erasmus University Rotterdam, everyone involved in education and research is responsible for maintaining our research integrity. Compliance with the general principles of a professional scientific approach is required at all times.

The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity elaborates these principles, which are also recognised by the EUR and apply as guidelines for the university.

Below you can find more information about the different individuals responsible for research integrity at Erasmus University. 

  • You can contact the Research Integrity Confidential Advisor, professor Patrick Groenen, with questions concerning research integrity, suspicion of violation of research integrity or misconduct. The advisor can be reached via Riëtte te Lindert Msc, secretary: or (010) 408 8805.

    Some faculties at Erasmus University also have their own Research Integrity Confidential Advisor.

  • The Research Integrity Committee handles complaints concerning violation of research integrity by an employee of EUR. Anyone is entitled to submit a complaint to the committee, whether or not via the Executive Board or the confidential advisor. The chair of this Committee is professor Muel Kaptein. You can contact professor Kaptein via the secretary, Riëtte te Lindert, MSc: or (010) 408 8805

  • Isabel van der Heiden is Research Integrity Coordinator at Erasmus University. The responsibilities of the coordinator revolve around promoting research integrity in general. 

    The activities include the following:

    • Research integrity training for academic staff and PhD students
    • Continuous administrative and managerial focus on research integrity
    • Infrastructure for data storage and data analysis
    • Reference check / plagiarism scan of dissertations (procedure)
    • Ethical research consultancy

    Your suggestions for the further promotion of research integrity can be sent to:

Dilemma Game

Erasmus University Rotterdam has developed a dilemma game specifically focused on professionalism and integrity in research. The dilemma game ‘Professionalism and Integrity in Research’ has become part of the standard training in academic integrity for PhD students and researchers. The game brings to light many of the frequently occurring dilemmas and invites academic staff to discuss these among themselves. The dilemma game is available to all faculties, but there is also an online version.

Data management and storage

Experience in past years had made it clear that data management and storage are crucial for acting with research integrity. The task force’s recommendations consequently focus on this aspect. The principal recommendation is the creation of a structure for data management and storage for which working processes and protocols will be drawn up along with definitions of minimum standards for the different research methods. Responsible data management and storage are part of professional practice and not an added extra. Support and training are being organised for one thing in the form of the advice of experts for academic staff, relevant websites, and storage and back-up facilities.

Dilemma Game

Research Integrity

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Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

Download the Integrity Code