NSRI: Core research team

Prof. dr. L.M. Bouter
Project Leader

Professor of Methodology and Integrity at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). He is chair of the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, Hong Kong and chairs the WCRI Foundation. Prof. Bouter was VU's former Rector Magnificus. He is the founding chair of the Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN). 


Dr. G. Gopalakrishna
Lead Investigator

Post-doctoral researcher and the project secretary for the NSRI. She is an epidemiologist by training with experience in mixed method studies. She has worked with several international guideline panels in developing methods to assess the evidence around medical testing. In her new role  she is responsible for the daily execution and planning of the NSRI.


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Dr. G. ter Riet

Senior scientific adviser at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Urban Vitality Centre of Expertise) and associate professor of epidemiology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (Dept. Cardiology). Dr. ter Riet is specialized in research on research integrity and served on the committee that drafted the Research Program ‘Fostering Responsible Research Practices’ for ZonMw in 2015.

Prof. dr. J. M. Wicherts

Full Professor & Head of the Methodology & Statistics Department at Tilburg University (TU). He is specialized in research methods & research integrity, founder of the Metaresearch Center, TU (www.metaresearch.nl), and an affiliate member of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford(METRICS). https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/j.m.wicherts.htm

Dr. Gerko Vink

Associate Professor of Applied Data Science at Utrecht University with an interest in new developments concerning the presentation of data, results and knowledge. He has a specific focus on incomplete data problems, computational evaluation and software development. www.gerkovink.com 

Ms. Sara Behrad
Research Assistant

Research Assistant for the National Survey on Research Integrity at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC). Responsible for the day to day coordination and administrative execution of the project. 


Steering Committee

Prof. dr. G. Widdershoven 

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine and head of the Department of Medical Humanities at VUmc, is specialized in qualitative research, is involved in national and international projects on empirical ethics,

and recently received a € 4M Horizon 2020 grant to pursue the project Mapping Normative Frameworks for Ethics and Integrity of Research (EnTIRE).  https://hetneon.nl/participanten/guy-widdershoven/


Prof. dr. H. J. Paul 

Associate Professor of Historical Theory at Leiden University, Professor Extraordinarius in Secularization Studies at the University of Groningen, and is currently leading a project on character features, personality traits, and virtues

contributing to good scholarly performance. https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/herman-paul


Dr. I. A.L. Stoop

Retired survey methodologist, formerly head of Methodology at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP).


Dr. J. Tijdink

Postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), and is specialized in research on research culture and Detrimental Research Practices (DRPs). http://www.abrahamkuypercenter.nl/dr-joeri-tijdink/ 

Dr. S. Zuijdgeest

Implementation and project change manager at professional Project and change management organization P2, and is specialized in Business Transformation, Project Management, Program Management, and Change Management. https://www.p2.nl/mensen/sonja-zuijdgeest/

Dr. mr. M. C. Ploem

Experienced expert and teacher in the field of health law, in particular on the topic of privacy protection and the legal aspects of data research, and is a member of the Dutch Health Council and various medical ethics committees (IRBs). https://www.amc.nl/web/research-75/person-1/phd-m.c.-ploem.htm