Corrette Ploem is 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. She is also a member of NSRI steering committee.
We asked her to share some of her thoughts on the NSRI:
You have been involved with the NSRI. Can you tell us about your role?
Being a member with a legal background, my role is to pay specific attention to e.g. the privacy issues according to the survey, and to other legal aspects. But equally important, I try to contribute to the general discussions within the steering committee relating to the NSRI.
How did you get involved with the NSRI and why?
I was invited in light of my legal background and my knowledge of the regulatory frameworks according research.
It did not took me very long to accept, as the topic is hugely important.
What is your background in research, and how did this lead you to getting involved with research integrity and the NSRI?
Primarily, I do research in the field of health law, but I work also together with other research disciplines, such as medical researchers and social scientists.
What is your personal vision when it comes to research integrity?
Research needs to be transparent, sufficiently independent, reliable and accountable. To safeguard the latter, proportional oversight systems are extremely important.
Anything else you would like to tell us that we haven’t asked?
The project group worked so hard and operated so carefully to get the survey ready, that they deserve only the highest response!