The first National Symposium on Research Integrity
took place on October 15, 2020
See the highlights here
The Dutch research community was invited to join an online event about topics related to research integrity. We are proud to have welcomed over 500 people, including researchers from diverse disciplinary fields.
The entire livestream is available for you to watch again below, along with the programme including timings related to the video replay, followed by downloadable slides and the bios of our speakers.
Let’s talk about Research Integrity
Jointly organised by the project team of the NSRI and Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN)
Programme with timings related to the video replay:
1:01" Welcome by moderator
6:08" Keynote lecture
What can universities do to foster responsible research practices
Klaas Sijtsma (rector of Tilburg University)
35:55" Introduction of different topics around research integrity involving early career researchers
Politicizing research and its impact on research integrity
Bert Bakker (UvA)
52:04" Research Integrity: what it means to qualitative researchers
Roeline Pasman (Amsterdam UMC)
1:07:00" Relevance of open science practices to research integrity
Daniël Lakens (Tu/e)
1:21:26" Checking robustness of results in four efficient steps
Michèle Nuijten (Tilburg University)
Why we have too much trust in science
Rosanne Hertzberger (NRC Columnist & Microbiologist)
2:14:17" Importance of NSRI in times of new Rewards & Incentives (pre-recorded)
Jeroen Geurts (president of The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development and member of executive board of the Dutch Research Council)
2:26:08" Panel discussion moderated by Jeroen de Ridder
- Klaas Sijtsma
- Rosanne Hertzberger
- Bert Bakker
- Daniël Lakens
- Roeline Pasman
- Michèle Nuijten
2:58:20" Closing word and official launch of NSRI
Gowri Gopalakrishna (VUmc)
Research institutions have the responsibility to ensure that the research it produces is trustworthy, to merit society’s trust and investment in scientific and scholarly research. Particularly when this is funded publicly. Although this is widely recognized, the pressures and dilemmas faced by researchers in the current system of science and research climate do not adequately facilitate responsible research practices. It is also unclear which strategies should be employed to decrease the occurrence of questionably research practices across different domains of research.
Understanding, as best we can, how researchers foster research integrity and where they face difficulty in doing so is critical to appreciate the differences between responsible research practices and questionable research practices. So, let’s discuss openly the triggers for cutting corners or engaging in research misbehavior and about how researchers are navigating the system of science while striving to improve the quality, relevance and credibility of their work; about what researchers, and research institutions can do to help foster research integrity in The Netherlands and beyond.
Jeroen de Ridder
Politicizing research and its impact on research integrity
Relevance of open science practices to research integrity
Speaker Bios and Slides
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Dr. Jeroen de Ridder: Moderator
Jeroen de Ridder is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Professor of Philosphy (by special appointment) at the University of Groningen. He is currently serving as president of The Young Academy of the KNAW. His research focuses on knowledge and democracy and the responsibilities of universities.
Klaas Sijtsma is professor of methods and techniques of psychological research at Tilburg University. He has published a large number of articles and chapters on psychometric models for the measurement of individual differences with respect to abilities and traits, and related topics. This year, his monograph (together with Andries van der Ark) Measurement Models for Psychological Attributes will appear with Chapman & Hall/CRC. Sijtsma has been involved in the handling of a couple of serious integrity cases and has contributed to setting up a new integrity policy for Tilburg University. At present, he is rector magnificus of Tilburg University.
Bert N. Bakker is Assistant Professor for Political Communication & Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) of the University of Amsterdam. His main research interest is the psychological underpinnings of political beliefs. Bert has extensively studied the causes of polarization, and the role of affect in politics. His recent work on the affective nature of politics appeared in Nature Human Behavior, the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Politics. Support for his work was provided in recent years by a Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Global Fellowship, the Dutch Science Foundation and the Royal Academy of Science.
For a detailed cv, see: http://www.bertbakker.com/curriculum-vitae/
Roeline Pasman studied sociology and works as an associate professor at Amsterdam UMC, at the department of Public and Occupational Health. Her field of study is end-of-life care and current topics of study are organization of palliative care, advance care planning, combining family caregiving and work, shared decision making and caring and dying during the Covid-19 pandemic. She often uses qualitative research methods in her studies.
Daniel Lakens is an experimental psychologist working at the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology. In addition to his empirical work in cognitive and social psychology, he works actively on improving research methods and statistical inferences, and has published on the importance of replication research, sequential analyses and equivalence testing, and frequentist statistics. He was involved in establishing dedicated grants for replication studies by the Dutch science funder NWO, and co-edited the first special issue on Registered Reports in psychology in 2014. His lab is funded until 2022 by a VIDI grant on a project that aims to improve the reliability and efficiency of psychological science. He teaches about better research practices on Coursera, and received the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for Open Social Science in 2017 for his course ‘Improving Your Statistical Inferences’ in which more than 40.000 learners have enrolled.
Michèle is an assistant professor at the Meta-Research Center at Tilburg University, where she also obtained her PhD in 2018. She studies ways to assess and improve replicability and reproducibility of psychological science. Among other things, she co-developed the free tool “statcheck”; a spellchecker for statistics.
For more information and the latest updates, visit her homepage at https://mbnuijten.com.
Rosanne Hertzberger: Why we have too much trust in science
Rosanne Hertzberger studied Life science & Technology in Delft and Leiden. She did her PhD research at the University of Amsterdam under supervision of prof. Joost Teixeira de Mattos and prof. Michiel Kleerebezem on oxygen metabolism of Lactobacillus johnsonii. She was a postdoc at Washington University St Louis School of Medicine in the lab of dr. Amanda Lewis where she researched glycogen metabolism of vaginal bacteria. Currently she is a guest researcher still studying metabolism of vaginal Lactoabcillus at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the SysBiolab with prof. Bas Teusink, prof. Frank Bruggeman and prof. Remco Kort.
In 2017 her first book appeared on food technology and chemistry "Ode aan de E-nummers" (2017) followed by Het Grote Niets (2019) discussing the role of scientific research in society. She writes a series on vaccination for online platform De Correspondent and a weekly column for NRC Handelsblad.
Dr. Gowri Gopalakrishna: Introduction of NSRI
Gowri Gopalakrishna is an epidemiologist by training with a PhD in Epidemiology. She has more than 15 years of public and private public health policy experience ranging from working in government to pharmaceuticals to non-governmental organizations. This has given her an excellent understand of working with multiple stakeholders in public health to effect health policy. Some of her more notable contributions include her role in the control and containment of the SARS outbreak in Singapore in 2003.
In her current role as lead researcher, she works closely with the NSRI core team headed by Prof. Lex Bouter and Prof. Jelte Wicherts to design, implement and eventually analyse results of one of the world’s largest surveys on responsible research practices: the National Survey on Research Integrity.
She was recently featured in the media on the impact of speed science, open science and research integrity which can be read here.
Dr. Jeroen Geurts: Importance of NSRI in times of new Rewards & Incentives
Jeroen Geurts is Professor of Translational Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location VUmc. He is also President of the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) and Board Member of the National Science Organization (NWO).