Area Studies: Asia & the Middle East
All LIAS and LUCSoR members and visitors are kindly requested to familiarize themselves with the information provided below, to the level of detail they feel is appropriate to their situation. This information overlaps in part with the University’s web pages on academic integrity.
The following three items are a good place to start:
- VSNU Netherlands Code of Conduct for Academic Practice. This is a comprehensive document on principles and best practices in teaching and research. Includes examples of the way in which ethical dilemmas can manifest themselves in practice.
- On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, published by the National Academies Press (USA): This is a brief, well-written book. While many of the examples come from the physical sciences, the underlying issues and the way they can play out for the individual academic are equally relevant for the humanities and the social sciences.
- Leiden University confidential adviser on academic integrity
Other important documents include:
- Leiden University Code of Conduct. This document focuses on standards of behavior in staff-student relationships.
- Leiden University guidelines on plagiarism
- Leiden University Library guidelines on data management
- Responsible Research Data Management and the Prevention of Scientific Misconduct. This paper by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Dutch acronym: KNAW = Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen) is downloadable at the bottom of the web page, under ‘Beschikbaar als pdf.’
- Leiden University Regulations on Academic Integrity. This document provides information on the procedures for reporting suspected breaches of integrity to the university’s Academic Integrity Committee.
- National Board for Research Integrity. After an issue of academic integrity has been formally addressed at the institution in question, if the indiviudual(s) and/or the institution involved wish to pursue the matter further, they can take it to the National Board for Research Integrity (Dutch acronym: LOWI = Landelijk Orgaan Wetenschappelijkke Integriteit).
- Leiden University Ethics Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) (in Dutch; a revised, English edition is forthcoming). Beyond the vetting of European grant applications mentioned in the regulations, the committee’s duties more broadly include offering advice and feedback on ethical aspects of research, to practitioners and other parties.
- The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, published by the European Science Foundation.
- The Singapore Statement on Research Integrity, drawn up after the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity. This document is useful in that it provides a single-page overview of issues and considerations.
- The Montreal Statement on Research Integrity in Cross-Boundary Research Collaborations, drawn up after the 3rd World Conference on Research Integrity. Another useful, brief outline of issues, with special attention to research collaborations.