The Dutch national associations of Higher Education and Research institutions have joined forces to publish (in Dutch but also English) a “Code of Conduct for Research Integrity”.
Like elsewhere, also the Netherlands research community has had its incidents with shady or downright faulty research integrity and the ever-increasing pressure to ‘publish-or-perish’ is also felt here.
The Code articulates Principles, Standards for good research practice, Institutions’ duty of care, as well as measures and sanctions in cases of non-compliance. The Code is binding by virtue of self-regulation and has been adopted by all the platform organisations of institutions for higher education and research – and these institutions themselves. Private organisations involved in research are invited to join.