The National Survey of Research Integrity (NSRI) is unique in a number of ways:
1. It aims to provide valid disciplinary field specific Detrimental Research Practices (DRP) estimates across 4 science domains namely the biomedical sciences, the humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and the social and behavioral sciences.
2. It targets the largest sample ever studied in research integrity to-date: the entire population of academic researchers in The Netherlands.
3. The survey will employ a well-validated technique known as the Randomized Response (RR) which has shown to elicit more honest answers around sensitive topics such as social security fraud and doping in sports.
4. It will examine a broad range of potential determinants for engagement in DRPs in one single study.
When will the results of NSRI be available?
Once the study is conducted and the data analyzed, the outcomes from the NSRI will be available through Open Access publications and through (inter)national conferences. The results will also be used to develop concrete action plans on how to reduce DRPs and thereby foster Responsible Research Practices (RRPs) in the Netherlands, tailored to the major stakeholder groups and the four domains of science. These action plans will be co-created with stakeholder representatives from each domain, in collaboration with a professional change implementation organization.