Lex Bouter, professor of methodology and integrity at the VU and former rector, has become 'sadder and wiser' of the way in which ten of the fifteen Dutch universities dropped out in the past year in what should have been the largest research into scientific integrity. "Apparently the subject is still too sensitive."


Read the full interview at Ad Valvus here(16th December 2020)



 Science Magazine recently covered the NSRI. Read the online version here and a shortened version in the print edition of Science Magazine here. (25th November 2020)

 It was not the investigation method, but administrative considerations, miscommunication and fear of reputation damage due to non-cooperation, that determined the decisions of the rectors whether or not to support the national integrity survey. This is evident from research by ScienceGuide. Read the full article here. (9th December 2020)

➤ The National Research Integrity Survey was to become the largest of its kind worldwide, but ten of the fifteen universities are not participating  - Read the full report here on Volksrant. (7th December 2020)


➤ The University of Groningen news journal recently interviewed Gowri Gopalakrishna on the Dutch National Survey on Research Integrity. Read it here. (Ukrant, 18th November 2020)



 NSRI2020 was covered in the Hoger Onderwijs Persbureau (which is a national newspaper reporting on higher education and research in The Netherlands)


➤ Articles on the National Survey on Research Integrity

       (Research Professional, 4th December 2020)

       (Wetenschappelijke integriteit is geen afvinklijstje - 20th October 2020)

      (Research Professional, 16th October 2020)

      (Research Professional, 6th December 2019)


➤ Other articles on research integrity

       (Mejlgaard N, Bouter LM, Gaskell G, et a. Nature 2020; 586: 358-60)


       The Hong Kong Principles can serve to illustrate the strong connections between responsible research                         practices, open science modalities and the perverse incentives in the assessment of researchers for                               appointments, promotions and grants.     

➤ Meetings on research integrity

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