October 15, 2020: An event for all researchers and teams
As a member of the Dutch research community, you are hereby invited, either in-person or virtually*, to join the NSRI Launch Symposium on October 15, 2020.
Held both in Amsterdam and online by livestream, this symposium explores the concept of research integrity and why the NSRI initiative is the beginning of a journey towards better research practice for all. The symposium serves as a kick-off for the NSRI launch and all are welcome.
Will you join us? The symposium is for any member of the Dutch research community, from any discipline. We strongly encourage you to join, whether this is the first time you have ever thought about research integrity, or this is a big part of your work. Please register on the NRIN website to secure your (complimentary) place live or remotely via livestream.
*Virtual team viewing events are highly encouraged! The symposium provides interesting and exciting material to serve as discussion for teams. Gather (remotely or at a safe distance) with your group and join together for a thought-provoking and inspiring team-building event. Should your team decide to join, please let us know in your registration or via a separate mail at
Jeroen de Ridder
Jointly organized together with
Let’s talk about Research Integrity
Afternoon meeting with official launch of the National Survey on Research Integrity (NSRI)
Organised by the project team of the NSRI and Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN)
15 October 2020, 13.00 - 17.05 hrs
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, as well as online via live-streaming
Who should attend?
This meeting is open to all disciplines of researchers interested in research integrity and relevant stakeholders who contribute to the scientific system. The meeting will be announced online and through the social media channels of collaborating endorsers of the NSRI when relevant.
The event will be held in English so as to enable researchers of all backgrounds to join. The set-up is aimed at stimulating a lively, interactive exchange and dialogue among speakers and attendees.
Participants can join onsite or online depending on Covid-19 circumstance.  You can register for the symposium on NRIN website.
13:00 Reception of participants
13:30 Welcome by moderator
13:40 Keynote lecture
What can universities do to foster responsible research practices
Klaas Sijtsma (rector of Tilburg University)
14:10 Introduction of different topics around research integrity involving early career researchers
Politicizing research and its impact on research integrity
Bert Bakker (UvA)
14:25 Research Integrity: what it means to qualitative researchers
Roeline Pasman (Amsterdam UMC)
14:40 Relevance of open science practices to research integrity
Daniel Lakens (Tu/e)
14:55 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)
16:10 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)
16:25 Panel discussion moderated by Jeroen de Ridder
- Klaas Sijtsma
- Rosanne Hertzberger
- Bert Bakker
- Daniël Lakens
- Roeline Pasman
- Michèle Nuijten
- Jeroen Geurts
16:55 Closing word and official launch of NSRI
Gowri Gopalakrishna (VUmc)
17:05 Drinks and Networking
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 appreciating 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.
 If Covid-19 circumstances demand, the symposium will be held as a live-stream event only. After the symposium, videos of the presentations will be made available through the website of the Netherlands Survey on Research Integrity.