Research Integrity

Research Integrity

Erasmus University Rotterdam indorses the Code of Conduct for research of the Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the revised code of ALLEA, the federation of Academies of Science and Humanities in Europe. All employees have to be in compliance with these Codes of Conduct.

  • Research Integrity Coordinator

    The Executive Board has appointed Clemens Festen as Research Integrity Coordinator.

    A proposal for additional research-integrity-related activities, based on many conversations with members of the organisation, has been prepared. These activities are designed to further support the implementation of the recommendations made by EUR’s Research Integrity Taskforce and to promote 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 (cf. Research Matters)
    • Reference check/plagiarism scan of dissertations (procedure)
    • Ethical research consultancy

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

    • The research integrity coordinators function as a point of contact about the Research Integrity activities at the Faculty level.

    • 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 (secretary): or (010) 408 8805.

    • The Research Integrity Committee handles complaints concerning violation of research integrity by an employee of the 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 Muel Kaptein via the secretary, Riëtte te Lindert: or (010) 408 8805.

      The complaints procedure is recorded in the EUR Research Integrity complaints procedure

  • Pursuant the current Doctorate Regulations a plagiarism scan is performed on every thesis by the Graduate School concerned under the responsibility of the candidate’s PhD supervisor. The PhD supervisor will then analyse the report resulting from the plagiarism scan and will consider this in their final decision on whether or not to approve the thesis”. 

    Information about reference checks per Faculty/School:

  • We developed a game specifically focusing on professionalism and integrity in research: Professionalism and integrity in research uses many common dilemmas in science and invites discussion on the subject.

    The dilemma game is available for all faculties. 

    More information about the game or an order for the game, please contact: