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Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Academic Integrity

The integrity and reliability of academic research are of fundamental importance to the University. All parties, both within the University and outside, must be able to have confidence that our research is conducted in a scrupulous, fair, verifiable, impartial and independent manner. To make sure you receive appropriate training regarding academic integrity, you are required to follow a Scientific Conduct course.

Scientific Conduct Course

A number of cases of scientific fraud and misconduct were bad publicity for the scientific world. Are these cases signs of a system in crisis or just some anomalies in an otherwise good scientific framework? The course ‘Scientific Conduct for PhDs’ will give attention to the grey area and your role as an individual scientist to prevent misconduct. Please also see the information on required coursework.

Code of Conduct

Our policies on academic integrity are based on the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity 2018, drawn up by Universities of the Netherlands. The university's Confidential Adviser on Academic Integrity is Professor Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade. If you have any issues regarding academic integrity that you wish to discuss which someone other than your supervisor, you can contact Professor Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade.

The faculty’s confidential counsellor is dr. Henk Tromp. You can consult him on all kinds of sensitive work-related issues which you cannot discuss with your supervisor.  

For more elaborate information on academic integrity, regulations and procedures, the committee and confidential counsellor for academic integrity, please visit the university’s website on academic integrity.

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