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 (2018) elaborates these principles, which are also recognised by the EUR and apply as guidelines for the university. This code of conduct defines five principles of research integrity, which guide researchers towards the right choices in all kinds of circumstances. The principles are:

  • Honesty
  • Scrupulousness
  • Transparency
  • Independence
  • Responsibility

Furthermore, the code of conduct gives definite form to these principles by drawing them out into 61 norms for good research practice, which are also leading norms at EUR. Besides the responsibilities for researchers, the code of conduct also defines five institutions' duties of care. These duties of care are being actively implemented at EUR in order to safeguard good research practices. The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (2018) replaces the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Academic Practice (2004). In case you suspect violation of research integrity, please have a look at the complaints procedure. 

Contact Persons Research Integrity

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 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.

  • 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 the Research Integrity Committee via

  • Nick den Hollander 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:

  • Every faculty at EUR has a Faculty Research Integrity Coordinator. The responsibilities of the faculty coordinators include the following:

    • stimulating a culture of integrity, and ensuring regular attention for the subject
    • stimulating awareness of the integrity code, and functioning as information point
    • coordinating of activities on research integrity
    • referring people to relevant officers or counselors in case of suspicion of violation of research integrity or misconduct
    FacultyResearch Integrity CoordinatorEmail
    Erasmus School of EconomicsNine van
    Rotterdam School of ManagementChrysoula
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and CommunicationIsabel
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural SciencesFlora
    International Institute of Social StudiesJoanna
    Erasmus School of LawAnnet van der
    Erasmus MCAngela van
    Erasmus School of PhilosophyFrans Willem
    Erasmus School of Health Policy & ManagementYasmin


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.