RDM Policy

The following policies are relevant for research:

  1. Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
  2. EUR policy Research Data Management (EUR, 2017)
  3. Regulations governing use of internet and IT facilities for staff members at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR, 2015) 
  • On the initiative of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Associated Applied Research Institutes (TO2 Federation), the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), a committee has recently drawn up a new Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The Code of Conduct has been adopted by all universities and applies as from 1 October 2018. The Code includes the five principles which form the basis of integrity in research:

    • Honesty
    • Scrupulousness
    • Transparency
    • Independence
    • Responsibility

    This code replaces the Netherlands Code of conduct for Academic Practice 2004 (version 2014) and is valid for any employee at any Dutch University.

  • The EUR is committed to the FAIR principles for research data: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. Provided valid opt-out grounds and embargo periods, the EUR is committed to make research data findable and accessible.

    The EUR adopted (February 2017) a research data management baseline protocol to guide the further development of research data services. This baseline protocol RDM expresses which aspects of research are archived for purposes of scientific integrity, as an aspect of professional attitude. The baseline protocol signifies the largest common denominator of research professionalism with respect to research data, as identified and accepted during the various interviews with representative researchers at nearly all institutes and faculties at EUR. 

    The RDM baseline:

    1.  The research question or hypothesis.
    2.  The research method(s) chosen.
    3.  The data actually used to support the research conclusions and/or recommendations.
    4.  The list of known people for whom the data is accessible.
    5.  Documentation of the actions taken with the data and the software used.
    6.  If available: the raw dataset(s).

    In the Dutch article "Graag niet al te generiek. Gewetensvol datamanagement" Marlon Domingus describes the process by which the EUR RDM baseline was identified. This article can be found on RePub

    Please contact Erasmus Data Service Centre for support on where and how to safely store the data addressed in the RDM policy.

  • This policy contains statements on many topics, including the following, closely related to RDM:

    • protecting personal data processed at EUR, for example, that of EUR Staff Members, students and parents;

    • protecting confidential information, that of EUR, EUR Staff Members or Students;
    • protecting the intellectual property rights of EUR and third parties, including the respecting of licence agreements that apply at EUR.