High-quality research flourishes in a culture characterized by independence and integrity. Technological and social developments continuously lead to evolving views on how researchers can maintain their research integrity.

Shared values and principles of honesty and integrity lay the foundation of responsible teaching and conduct of research. Amsterdam UMC is working on a research environment that promotes and guarantees good research practice and has endorsed The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (see 'Downloads').

This Code articulates broad values and principles that characterize an integer research culture. In addition to this Code, the Amsterdam UMC Research Code defines local guidelines and expectations that researchers and staff are expected to follow when conducting research at Amsterdam UMC. (see 'Downloads').

Despite efforts to promote responsible conduct of research, situations can arise where research integrity seems to have been compromised. Together with the associated universities, Amsterdam UMC operates joint policies for the handling of alleged breaches of integrity.

Complaints procedures outline the various steps to be taken in the event of an alleged breach, the officers who play a role in this procedure and what you can expect once a complaint has been submitted.

Confidential counselor research integrity

Various confidential counselors and an Ombudsman are appointed at Amsterdam UMC. They are there for every employee: regardless of who you are or where you come from. More information on what the confidential counsellors and the Ombudsman can do for you and how to reach out you can find on the ‘social safety’ page on Tulp Intranet.

Confidential counsellors work for a specific target group and/or target. The counsellors research integrity focus primarily on integrity issues with respect to scientific research and scientific publications.

Feel free to contact one of the confidential counsellors research integrity.

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External activities of Amsterdam UMC researchers

Transparency is one of the five principles of the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity, which also form the base of the Amsterdam UMC Research Code. Therefore, we publicize the external activities (‘nevenwerkzaamheden’) that our full professors carry out according to the HR registration systems. This concerns activities that are relevant in light of the societal impact of research and also activities that can potentially lead to the risk of a conflict of interest.

All Amsterdam UMC employees, including all employees who perform research tasks, must declare their external activities in the HR registration systems. It is the responsibility of employees to register these activities. The external activities of all full professors are listed in the pdf documents (in Dutch) in the download section below. These lists have been created from the information collected in the HR registration systems from both locations and are updated periodically.