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BMS Research Support

On this page, you will find information about the ways you can get support on issues related to doing your research.
This BMS Research Support page is dynamic. Help us shape it by providing us feedback on what can be added or improved: use the 'feedback' button on the right.

General Research Support

In case you doubt who to contact for your topic after reading this page, send an email to the coordinator Research Support BMS: Dr. Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman


    THE BMS LAB provides support on: Hardware/software tools, Lab facilities, Advice in using tools/facilities, Advice in how to implement technologies into education, Support for project acquisition (technology, data), Data Management, Computing, Data processing and Storage, Development, Surveys, Knowledgebase on algorithms/equipment use/data processing (e.g. Audio transcription)/procedures.

    Contact THE BMS LAB

    The Behavioural Data Science Incubator (BDSI) has started. The aim of BDSI is to spark innovation and collaboration in data science that involves human behaviour: to accelerate and inspire data-driven research within BMS that uses statistical models, machine learning, or simulation techniques.

    BDSI will support researchers and promote good research practices in all steps of the research cycle:

    1. data gathering and governance,
    2. model building, training, and validation,
    3. visualization and reporting

    BDSI will organise courses, workshops and networking events on these topics, and provide training in the R and Python programming languages on all skill levels. We support the writing of research grants. By building a strong community, we aim to connect researchers in BMS with each other, with other UT research groups, and the outside world.

    BDSI is run by four representatives from all BMS clusters. If you have questions or ideas, or you want to get involved, contact your BDSI representative (meet the team):

    Get in contact with BDSI
    Email BDSI

    Each individual researcher or research leader is responsible to draw up a data management plan. He or she should do this at the start of the research project, hence a DMP is a living document and will be updated during the project. During the research, you should actively follow up on the agreements made in this plan.  


    There are many templates available for writing a DMP. To write your own DMP, please use the University of Twente’s DMP Template UT. Note that NWO, ZonMw, EU approved the UT dmp-template, so you can upload our own completed template by these funders. 

    Are you writing a data management plan (DMP) as required by your funder, or does the funder have questions regarding management of your research data? 
    Make sure you check the UT support on Data Management (and the course for PhD students), BMS Datalab RDMUT and BMS data policies and Guidelines on personal information.  

    We have a multidisciplinary team with different specialties that can assist you in finalizing your DMP and support you on various aspects of research data management: Qian Zhang (Datasteward BMS; all aspects of research data management: e.g. writing a data management section/plan for projects, data storage/sharing/archiving, repositories & data management course), Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman (privacy, personal data, informed consent procedures), THE BMS LAB (storage and data management details). Send your email to one/all of us. 

    Research Data Storage / sharing / archiving

    More information on BMS Datalab Data storage and Sharing/Archiving. Also for students!
    Also, check the micro-lectures designed for students on how to handle your research data.

    For more details, including a help functionality for choosing the best storing and sharing solution for your research data, see the Research Data Management page (by LISA)


    Research data is often regarded as the crown jewels of science. It forms the basis of the results of scientific work. Data preservation or archiving aims in the first place at preventing physical data loss or destruction and securing the authenticity of data. Besides, it contributes to the quality and impact of your scientific work by enabling verification and possible reuse, for instance for further analysis or follow-up, new research, or as a contribution to a data resource for the scientific community. Preservation of data is also needed in case of a data publication: a journal article about a specific data set.
    Read more on preserving and publishing data FAIR, and the long-term archiving of research data at UT via Areda.

    Data Reuse

    The aim of open science is that researchers reuse other parties' research data and services where possible and make their own data available as far as possible.
    Think about reuse of existing datasets in your research. Check UT Research support for more data sources.

    Funder requirements

    Research funders NWO, ZonMw and the EU have a data management policy which affects grant submission. They all ask you to write a data management plan within a certain amount of months after the start of your project. NWO and the EU also want you to answer specific questions as part of the submission process (data management section) about the way you are going to manage the research data.

    For NWO, calls for proposals will include a data management section in which the researcher should answer a number of short questions. LISA has developed a guidance with examples for answering these questions.

    UT Digital Competence Center

    The UT Digital Competence Center (DCC) is the hub for expertise on Open Science - Especially Fair Data and Open Access -, Digitalization of Science and Research ICT Facilities.  

    Every month the DCC picks a topic to put in the spotlights, monthly themes: Check announcements and previous sessions.


    When you collect or use personally identifiable data of persons (e.g., respondents, informants, test subjects, interviewees) who participate in your research, you have to comply with the GDPR privacy law. If possible, process the data of the persons in your research anonymously right from the start or as soon as possible, anonymous data does not fall under the GDPR law. You can also work with pseudonymization (make use of coding), in that case, make sure you keep the key secure, as this data falls under GDPR regulations. More information on this can be found on the UT privacy website and on BMS Datalab.
    Also, make sure that you know the rights of your participants and use an informed consent procedure when processing their personal data. 

    Processor agreement

    When you work with an external party (processor) that helps you processing research data, you may need a processor agreement in case the research data is identifiable to individual persons (also the case if data is coded/pseudonymized). Get in contact with the PCP of BMS: Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman to sort out if this is necessary. 

    Register your research with personal data (Report data processing)

    The UT has a documentation obligation for data registrations of personal information. This means all research that processes data of persons. Therefore, employees and students (see FAQ) need to register their research. 
    Read more info and the link to the UT GDPR Registration tool for processing Personal Data


    For the BMS faculty, Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman is the Privacy Contact Person (PCP). The UT Data Protection Officer (DPO) can also be contacted.


    The BMS Information specialist (Marit and temporarily Carla, from LISA working for BMS can support you on topics like Research data management and writing DMPs, Open Access publication/Open Data (see more below under Open Science heading), Copyright, Literature searches, Searching, finding and processing scientific information, Bibliometrics and visibility, and more

  • OPEN SCIENCE: publishing Open Access and Open Data

    Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods. Thus, Open Science is about more than only publishing Open Access, but on this page we limit it to support for OA publication and data.

    Goal 100% Open! 

    Our aim is to make 100% of our research publication output Open in some form. How can we all contribute to this goal?

    1. Always consider publishing in (high-quality) open access journals, listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. As of this moment in 2020, there is no additional financial support for OA publications at UT or BMS. Fortunately, with several funders (e.g. NWO) you can request budget for expected OA publications before the start of your research project. And of course, there are national deals between Dutch Universities (VSNU) and several publishers (more info below).
    2. If you publish in a ‘hybrid’ OA journal, you can often publish OA for free thanks to national deals with the publisher. This includes hundreds of Q1 journals like Educational Technology Research and Development or the International Journal of Human Resource Management and can be checked via the UT Journal Browser. Please note! that it is crucial to address this deal (and request open access) when the article is accepted for publication.
    3. Publisher Emerald work with a set amount of Open Access vouchers between all Dutch universities. For Emerald journals that we also subscribe to, UT researchers can use such a voucher to publish OA for free. Upon acceptance of your paper, you will be approached by the editor about this (alternatively, see their illustrated workflow). It is also possible to use such a voucher to publish for free on Emerald Open Research, a new platform for innovative research with open peer-review. We have almost reached this year’s (2020) limit of ‘free OA vouchers’. Be aware this may mean that, despite what the Journal Browser states, one may now have to pay full APCs for OA publications in those journals.
    4. If the official publication is not OA, you can still make your work available via ‘green’ Open Access: for example by making use of the Taverne amendment (share the final published version 6 months after it was first published online), OR by sharing the author version (that was accepted for publication) after an embargo period set by the publisher in our repository the UT Research Information system (Pure).
    5. If your research was funded by NWO of ZonMw, then you can share your resulting publications OA for free on Europe PMC. As such, you will meet your funder’s requirement of making your publications openly accessible immediately.
    6. is an open-access platform for academic journals launched on January 29th 2021. Journals that are published in the Netherlands can use this easy-to-access platform to publish open access. The platform offers a full system for open-source publishing and submission and uses a diamond-publishing model. This means that authors will not face publication costs.

    Journal Browser

    Want to know if the journal of your choice allows open access, check the Journal Browser. UT Journal Browser lets you search for scientific journals in your field, sort the outcome by impact, and select journals in which you can publish Open Access for free or at a discount as a corresponding UT author. UT has a membership APC discount on OA publishing for BioMed Central-BMC (15%) and MDPI (10%) journals.
    BMS/ITC has a three-year (2020-2022) agreement with Cogitatio Press (e.g. Media and Communication, & Politics and Governance journal), providing a 100% discount, this may not be visible in the UT journal browser yet.

    Join the Taverne Pilot ‘You share, we take care’
    In the light of the goal in the Netherlands to be 100% open access by 2020, this pilot ‘You share, we take care’ aims at making publications openly accessible after six months. To join read more about this pilot to support you to go open access with your publications.


    BMS Open Acces Fund 2021
    The BMS OA fund will stay in 2021, read more info on the requirements and requests.
    In 2020 it was available from August until December: see this news message.
    The UT Open Science Fund ceases to exist as of 2019. 

    For NWO funded projects: Books Open Access

    Planning to publish an academic book Open Acces and is the publication resulting from an NWO funded project? Then you can apply as from 1 June 2020 onwards continuous for the Open Access Books call by NWO. News message UT.

    New: NWO Open Science Fund

    NWO opens a new funding instrument: the Open Science Fund. It aims to support researchers to develop, test and implement innovative ways of making research open, accessible, transparent and reusable (FAIR), covering the whole range of Open Science.
    For a proposal in this round, a maximum of 50,000 euro can be applied for. Read more.  
    The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 April 2021, before 14:00:00 CEST.

    Choose the right journal for your research

    The website 'Think. Check. Submit.' helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research.
    Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.

    Predatory Publishers

    Be aware of predatory publishersWith the start of open-access publishing also the predatory publishers came into existence. These predatory publishers are dishonest and lack transparency and exploit the author-pays model with high fees. They aim to dupe researchers, especially those inexperienced in scholarly communication. They set up websites that closely resemble those of legitimate online publishers, and publish journals of questionable and downright low quality. Read more
    Article (Dutch) on how you recognize Predatory publishers
    Get in contact with the information specialist of BMS if you doubt about a journal. 

    Research Information System (Pure)

    Following the UT Open Access Policy to research results you: 

    • must upload the Final published version of your publication (Publishers PDF) in the UT Research Information System (Pure) AND
    • you are strongly encouraged to also upload the Accepted Author version of your non-OA publications. That is the final full-text version (after changes based on peer review and editorial comments) but without the layout of the publisher. 
      The UT library always validates the open availability of your publication.  

    Read more about RIS-Pure functionalities and opportunities to register publications, activities, prizes, awards, projects, datasets in a separate support topic.


    Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders responsible for Plan S. After an intensive consultation process, cOAlition S published the revised and final version of Plan S on 31 May'19, accompanied by a rationale on the changes based on the consultation. The core of Plan S is to ensure free access to all publications emerging from funding by coalition members from 2021 onwards, aiming to accelerate the transition to open access of all academic publications and thus maintaining the fundamental principle that no publicly funded research should be locked behind a paywall, but instead should be open access immediately. Plan S will now take effect from 1 January 2021.  
    COAlition-S has put out a guidance document detailing the implementation of the plan. Based on those details a scheme of nine routes to achieve compliance are published.
    Most recent UT update on PLAN S. (Oct'20) 

    Open Data

    Funders (e.g. ZonMW, NWO) also expect you to archive your research data belonging to a publication or a dataset belonging to the whole project and make it Open or FAIR. Find out more about archiving your research output

    Once you archived your research data make sure you put it in RIS-Pure as wellread more about this under our RIS-Pure support.

    The aim of open science is that researchers reuse other parties' research data and services where possible and make their own data available as far as possible. 
    Think about reuse of existing datasets in your research. Check also UT Research support for more data sources.


    The university library (LISA) has developed a website about research support at the UT. The website provides an overview of and information about support throughout the entire research cycle. In addition to LISA research support, the website offers references to similar services from other service departments within the UT.


    The department OMD can support researchers on Research methods and Data analysis. 
    Contact: Henk van de Kolk

    For students, the Methodology shop is available for methodological questions, help with statistics, manuals and a database with micro-lectures.

  • (personal) GRANT SUPPORT

    Grants Support

    Melanie Braamhaar is the Grants & project coordinator for BMS faculty. She can support in linking your research ideas to grant opportunities, building a consortium, and editing your proposal drafts.

    Next to the faculty support you can reach out to the Grants Office at central level (SBD-office). The Grants Office provides support in many aspects of applying for national, European and International funding: Horizon Europe grants, with specific attention to ERC grants (via Telma Esteves), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (via Maria Luisa Carosso) and NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls grants (via Sanne de Wit -VENI, Noortje van der Knaap - VIDI and Arend Zomer -VICI)). If you are interested in applying a research grant, contact the Grants Office- BMS faculty liaison Catalin Popa.
    An overview of recent calls is available on their SBD news page.  

    Furthermore, you can search for funding opportunities in the Research Professional database yourself. More info on support here. The UT pilots a new system for finding funding: Research Connect.

    Support to ERC Grant applications

    See here more guidance on ERC support within the UT. Get in contact with Catalin Popa.

    Personal grants support BMS

    BMS supports employees who wish to apply for a VENI, VIDI or VICI grant. 
    The faculty's supports team consists of Suzanne Janssen (VENI), Saskia Kelders (VENI), Alexander van Deursen (VIDI) and Arend Zomer/Sanne de Wit (Grants office UT).

    The support consists of:
    - Explanation of the evaluation criteria and procedures of the individual talent grants;
    - Critical assessment of the innovativeness and feasibility of your VIDI project idea;
    - CV evaluation and presentation;
    - A bibliometrics session;
    - Assistance on making the budget;
    - Connecting you to an individual coach;
    - Faculty group sessions for feedback on your CV and your draft proposals;
    - Rebuttal support;
    - Training of your presentation when you reach the interview round.

    Embedding guarantee VENI & VIDI

    NWO will ask candidates for an 'embedding guarantee' in their application for Veni and Vidi funding. In other words, researchers can only submit applications for Veni and Vidi funding with the support of their Department/Cluster Chair and the BMS Faculty Board.  

    The NWO VENI deadline for submitting the pre-proposal is 7 January 2021 14:00 (domains SSH, AES and ZonMw). The deadline for submitting the full proposal for all domains is 20 May 2021. To request an embedding guarantee the Faculty Board asks candidates, cluster & department chairs to comply with the following two-step procedure:

    BMS two-step procedure for a VENI embedding guarantee by the Faculty Board

    Department chair and candidate: agree with the candidate’s project proposal, and taking into account the consequences of grant acquirement for the department (i.e. in terms of the employment contract and time/topic dedication), and how the proposal is aligned with the BMS Research focus. New: subsequently, the Department chair aligns with the Cluster chair on candidate(s). 

    1. Cluster chair sends (before 24 November 2020) an email (entitled 'Embedding guarantee [name candidate]' to 'BMS dean', cc to: Department chair, candidate, Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman, and the Grants Office
      The email explicitly states:
      - cluster & department chair's consent with the candidate's project proposal
      - a statement that they both take into account the consequences of grant acquirement for the department/cluster (i.e. in terms of employment contract and time/topic dedication. Please discuss employment consequences explicitly with the HR advisor of your department to avoid unpleasant surprises);
      - a statement that the candidate will be allowed time to write the full proposal.
      - a quarter A4 motivation how the VENI proposal is aligned with the BMS Research focus (we need this input to draft the guarantee);
      - please attach CV of the candidate and a short (about 300 words) summary of the proposal. Instead, a concept of the pre-proposal is also sufficient.

      A confirmation will be sent by email on positive/negative advice to chairs and candidate.

    2. Before 5 December 2020 the candidate sends a reply to the email that was sent under Step 1 to BMS Dean, with in cc department & cluster chair, Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman, and attaches his/her completed pre-proposal. This is to check correspondence with the earlier received documents. After final approval, the embedding guarantee will be sent to the candidate.


    The NWO VIDI Deadline 2020 is closed (6-10-2020). An embedding guarantee is needed for the 2021 Vidi deadline in October. The two step procedure is as follows.

    BMS two-step procedure for a VIDI embedding guarantee by the Faculty Board

    Department chair and candidate: agree with the candidate’s project proposal, and taking into account the consequences of grant acquirement for the department (i.e. in terms of the employment contract and time/topic dedication), and how the proposal is aligned with the BMS Research focus. New: subsequently, the Department chair aligns with the Cluster chair on candidate(s). 

    1.      Cluster chair sends (two months before the vidi deadline) an email (entitled 'Embedding guarantee [name candidate]' to 'BMS dean', cc to: Department chair, candidate, Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman, and the Grants Office
    The email explicitly states:
    cluster & department chair's consent with the candidate's project proposal
    - a statement that they both take into account the consequences of grant acquirement for the department/cluster (i.e. in terms of employment contract and time/topic dedication. Please discuss employment consequences explicitly with the HR advisor of your department to avoid unpleasant surprises);
    - a statement that the candidate will be allowed time to write the full proposal.
    - a quarter A4 motivation how the VIDI proposal is aligned with the BMS Research focus (we need this input to draft the guarantee);
    - please attach CV of the candidate and a short (about 300 words) summary of the proposal.

    A confirmation will be sent by email on positive/negative advice to chairs and candidate.

    2.      Afterwhich, (and minimal 4 weeks before the deadline) the candidate sends a reply to the email that was sent under Step 1 to BMS Dean, with in cc department & cluster chair, Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman, and attaches his/her completed pre-proposal. This is to check correspondence with the earlier received documents. After final approval, the embedding guarantee will be sent to the candidate.


    Pre-proposal deadline VICI 2020 is closed (30 April 2020). No embedding guarantee needed.

    Eligibility Criteria for Personal Grants







    Apply within 1 year after obtaining PhD

    All nationalities

    Employed at NL institution for at least 3 of 5 years preceding application

    Max 1 application to Rubicon

    1-2 years Post-doc abroad


    Three deadlines per year.


    Apply within 3 years after obtaining a PhD

    Extensions may apply*

    All nationalities

    Research must be conducted in NL

    Max 2 applications to VENI

    3 years of research in NL




    Apply within 8 years after obtaining a PhD

    Extensions may apply*

    All nationalities

    Research must be conducted in NL

    Max 2 applications to VIDI

    5 years of research in NL + research staff




    Apply within 15 years after obtaining a PhD

    Extensions may apply*

    All nationalities

    Research must be conducted in NL

    Max 3 applications to VICI

    5 years of research in NL


    March (Pre-proposal)

    End of August (Full proposal)

    ERC Starting Grant

    2-7 years after obtaining a PhD, measured on 1 January

    Extensions may apply

    Resubmission restrictions apply

    At least 50% time involvement of PI

    5 years project, 1.5MEU


    ERC Consolidator Grant

    8-12 years after obtaining a PhD, measured on 1 January

    Extensions may apply

    Resubmission restrictions apply

    At least 40% time involvement of PI

    5 years project, 2.0MEU


    ERC Advanced Grant

    senior/ established PIs

    Resubmission restrictions apply

    At least 30% time involvement of PI

    5 years project, 2.5MEU



    European Fellowship

    PhD Degree or 4 years of research experience after MSc

    Mobility to NL from any other country (less than 12 of past 36 months in NL)


    1-2 years project




    Global Fellowship

    PhD Degree or 4 years of research experience after MSc

    Mobility to non-EU country (less than 12 of the past 36 months in that country)

    Mandatory return phase

    1-2 years abroad, 1 year in NL



    * NOTE: possibility for extension to the time limit for Veni, Vidi, Vici applications on the grounds of care responsibilities, pregnancy, illness, and/or training in a clinical specialism. See FAQ NWO. Biological mothers who have given birth to one or more children are granted a standard extension of eighteen months per child. Other parents (fathers and non-biological mothers) are granted a standard extension of six months per child that is part of the applicant’s household

    Budgeting project applications (Calculation)

    For support on costing and pricing in the application phase of your project contact Martin van Ooijen or Renate Masselink-Veldschoten (based on the department you work in). For more information see BMS financial affairs intranet and check who you need to get in contact with. 

    Engaging in a cooperation with foreign partners? Check EU Sanction list!

    We make you aware of the existence of the ‘EU sanction list
    Pay attention to this list and restrictions, before engaging in a cooperation agreement, contract or license agreement. The UT may not be allowed to collaborate with people/institutions in countries as mentioned on this list, depending on the specific restrictions. Ask our legal advisors for advice.
    It is particularly of interest on relations with people/partners in countries that are on the sanction list and responsibilities for those who want to work with partners on what is classified as ‘Dual-Use research’ (goods, software, and technology that can be used for both civilian and military applications). Dual-use research can also refer to knowledge transfer, workshops, training and training materials, software, materials, sensors, and other equipment. For cooperation with international partners on dual-use research, and export a permit is required. European guidelines for research misuse.

    In case of doubts or questions, please contact the BMS coordinator internationalization; Inge van Haare  

    HR excellence in research

     The European Commission recognizes with the 'HR Excellence in Research Award' the institutions which make progress in aligning their human resources policies to the 40 principles of the Charter & Code, based on a customized action plan/HR strategy. The implementation of the Charter & Code principles by research institutions render them more attractive to researchers looking for a new employer or for a host for their research project.
    The UT is allowed to use the 'HR excellence in research' logo. We encourage you to indicate this when acquiring for (European)funding.  

    The BMS LAB

    THE BMS LAB can support in project acquisition (technology, data), Hardware/software tools, Lab facilities, Data Management, Computing and Storage, Development, Surveys

    Get in contact with the Managing Director: Dr. ir. Jan Willem van t'Klooster  or with THE BMS LAB


    BMS underpins the importance of an ethical review of research projects prior to starting the research.
    To ensure an ethically responsible research practice, it is mandatory for employees and students from the Faculty of BMS to submit their research project for ethical assessment in case your research involves human participants or/and using potentially sensitive data about and/or from individuals, groups or organizations. The Ethics Committee BMS website provides all the information you need about the assessment procedure and the ethical principles and criteria used.

    As from 10 December 2018, we use a new web application for the ethical review of research projects. Guides and FAQ are available here.

    Contact the BMS Ethics Committee by

  • SONA test subject pool

    The test subject pool system SONA can be used if you need student participants for your research sample. You can recruit participants for your research via SONA. To include your study in this system, you first need to submit your research project to the BMS Ethics Committee via the web application. As part of the web application, you will be asked if you wish to make use of the Sona test-subject system (Sona Systems) to recruit participants to carry out your research. For more information on the procedure and rules for the recruitment of participants read the SONA website.

    The Sona test-subject system is coordinated by the research secretary’s office (Marcia Clifford, Cubicus room C243A, tel. (053) 489 3423, email: 

  • SURVEYS: Qualtrics

    The BMS LAB manages the Qualtrics software for BMS. 
    We have a support website on Qualtrics with extensive information on its use; e.g. about how to set up an account for the Qualtrics tool by using a self-enrolment access code and links to all kinds of Qualtrics support (e.g., tutorials, FAQ, online/phone).

    The Brand Administrator for Qualtrics is Johnny Lammers van Toorenburg


    PURE RESEARCH INFORMATION is the back-end system where researchers can showcase their research output, profiles, and activities to increase visibility, access, and impact. This information is published on a public portal.
    For more information on the Research Information System (RIS) Pure see the UT RIS website (moved to UT service portal), especially the Quick Reference Cards (QRCs), or use the Manual and FAQ within the RIS Pure.
    NEW UT-Researchers:  By default your profile is set to non-visible, please follow these instructions to activate.

    If the direct links to the guides linked to on this page do not work anymore, look for the title on the infopage with quick reference cards.

    Some basics of Pure:


    You can add these via your personal profile page in the Pure‐backend by a click on the arrow, next to the tab personal, this will bring up your options or use the big green button ‘add new’. Several ways to add your output:

    * if the direct links above to the guides do not work anymore, look for the title on the page with quick reference cards.

    IMPORTANT: As UT has an open access (OA) policy please always upload the final published version and – in case of a non-OA article – the accepted author version to maximize the visibility of your work.

    Activities, Prizes, Press/Media, Awards

    Besides publications, you generate impact with your research-related activities, for your own and the faculty/UT its visibility these are valuable to add! Examples of relevant categories of Activities may be Editorial work, Membership of an external organization, Membership of Committee, Organization of an event, Consultancy work, Invited keynote talks, your Prizes, and Awards. Please also add relevant external positions, log in the backend of Pure, go to ‘edit profile’ scroll down until you see ‘Positions outside of the institution’ and add your external position, it will be shown on your Pure Portal.

    NEW! Register your research dataset

    As of now, you can also register the research data* that belong to your publications, or a complete dataset of data collected in your project, produced and/or used for your research at the UT. When you describe your data and their location, others can easily understand and find them in UT Research Information and as such, in search engines such as Google Scholar. This is important when others want to verify and possibly reuse your scientific work (when they do, they always have to cite it).
    NOTE: Once you registered your dataset that belongs to a publication in RIS-Pure, make sure you also link your dataset to your publication in RIS-Pure: by adding your publication (research outputs) under the heading 'relations to other content' in the dataset registration form in RIS-PURE (explained in the guide above). The other way around is also possible, go to the registration of your publication in RIS-Pure, and add under the heading 'Relations' the registered dataset that belongs to the publication.

    Have a look at how a dataset from your BMS colleagues is presented in UT Research Information.
    *You cannot upload your research data to UT Research Information, but you can add a good description, metadata, and possibly a link (doi) to the location of the datasets, so others can easily find them. You can also show this information along with other content in UT Research Information, such as publications that are based on your data. This increases the visibility, access, and impact of both your research data and your publications. If you want to upload your research data to a trusted repository, then please do so in, for instance, 4TU.ResearchData or DANS. Once your data are available there, you can add the link to be presented in UT Research Information along with the description of your data. It will soon be possible to automatically transfer metadata from these repositories to UT Research Information.

    Highlight specific research content (publications/activities) on your RIS-Pure portal page:

    Pure has the functionality to highlight a selection of publications/activities on your personal RIS-Pure portal page. Login to your Pure account and go to 'edit profile' and then on the left to 'Portal profile'. Under the header 'Highlighted content' you can search in several content types the content you want to highlight. 


    Projects can't be added manually into Pure, they are loaded from Oracle Projects. Projects are not visible on the portal page yet, their visibility is set on restricted only visible in the backend of Pure. However, since recently (end'2020) we have the possibility to enrich the project with info (such as: good title, description of the project, participants and collaborative partners, a website link, related research outputs, applications/awards for this project) and prepare it for public visibility. As soon as the UT has a sufficient number of 'projects ready for public visibility', the UT can activate the visibility of 'Projects' in the Pure portal.

    Other possibilities to highlight the projects you are involved in are:

    You can highlight your projects in a description on your Pure-profile. Go to ‘Personal Overview’ > edit profile > ‘Curriculum and research description’ > add profile information and choose type ‘projects’ and fill in the text box. The text under 'projects' cannot be shown automatically yet in People Pages (by ‘use text from Pure’), at the moment this is only possible for the text under 'research interest'. It will be possible soon.

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  • PEOPLE PAGES and RIS-PURE connected

    The information about your research output in RIS-PURE can be connected with your People Pages (check FAQ):

    Description of your research

    In your RIS-Pure profile go to 'edit profile' and then to the heading 'Curriculum and research description' and add information on several topics (personal profile, Research interests, Teaching, Projects). In your People pages, you can show the information that you update in RIS-Pure (from the field Research Interests) by selecting 'use text from pure' under the tab 'Research'.


    Your publications registered in RIS-Pure are automatically shown on your People Page, but you may edit the number of presented publications or the period to display (in years). 


    Based on words and phrases from your research output including a title and abstract, so-called 'Fingerprints' are constructed in RIS-Pure. These Fingerprints are exported to the field 'Expertise' in People Pages. More guidance on fingerprints can be found in a FAQ
    It is possible to control fingerprints by 1) adding Abstracts to the metadata of your publications; 2) Removing fingerprints individually; 3) disable fingerprints in RIS-Pure.

    In RIS-Pure you can also make your own 'Keywords' within your own RIS-Pure profile. Choose one of the (sub)categories listed from A-->Z and then you get textfields for free keywords which you can fill yourself. 

    Another option is to write a piece of text in your People pages profile under 'About me'. By doing that you can make a introducing text and end with a heading with expertises, and because the text will appear above the pre-set 'Expertises', these (wrong) expertises will be moved further down on the page and will not be immediately visible anymore. Instead visitors will first read your own introducing text including your own keywords.  

    Contact Info People Pages

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    At University of Twente we have an integrated perspective and approach on integrity policies. We have an integrated integrity programme called ‘House of Integrity’ to structure and organize various integrity policies, regulations and practices. Our House of Integrity approach covers scientific, social and business integrity. 

    Scientific Integrity Programme

    If you would like to familiarise yourself with current issues of scientific integrity, and current legal frameworks now governing integrity, you can apply for the Scientific Integrity Programme at UT.  This programme is now available online and you can attend the subsequent workshop. 


    The University of Twente has a number of codes of conduct related to integrity. Here you can find, e.g. the behavioral standard for everyone who is part of the UT community,  the policy of the university in ancillary activities, which guidelines apply to professional scientific activities and various codes of conduct that apply, for example, to ICT and internet use or to (sexual) intimidation, aggression, violence and discrimination.   

    The codes are applicable to everyone who is part of the UT community: employees, students, and those representing the University of Twente. 

    Confidential advisors

    At the UT it is of utmost importance that everyone feels they have a safe and secure basis for their work and study that also makes it possible to conduct difficult or critical conversations when necessary. Students and staff must be able to address concerns, dilemmas and complaints within the UT, they need to feel they are safe to do so and feel assured their report or complaint will be taken seriously. Providing a safe university environment is recently underlined in a statement by all Dutch universities.

    If you want to report undesirable behavior, you can get contact with one of the confidential advisors for advice and support whenever you have to deal with unacceptable behavior, like intimidation, (sexual) harassment, aggression, violence, discrimination, bullying or stalking, or when faced with a conflict in your work situation connected to such behavior. PhD candidates, too, may call on the confidential advisor. Bachelor's and master's students may not, however. These students can approach any of the student counselors should they be confronted with unacceptable behavior.

    Dutch and European codes of conduct scientific integrity

    All those involved with education and research bear responsibility regarding upholding scientific integrity as specified in the Dutch and European codes of conduct for scientific integrity. 

    Dilemma Game Scientific Integrity

    Looking for a way to address scientific integrity in your department? There is a dilemma game focusing on professionalism and integrity in research available, which is developed by Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). The dilemma game 'Professionalism and integrity in research' uses many common dilemmas in science and invites discussion on the subject.
    Dilemma Game Scientific Integrity

    Scientific integrity committee, advisors and complaints procedure 

    The first point of contact is the university's confidential adviser for scientific integrity (for the complainant), Olaf Fisscher. Possible violations of scientific integrity, as well as any follow-up steps, can be discussed with him in all confidence. Prof. Fisscher can be reached at

    More info about the Committee Scientific Integrity

    The UT has a Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure in order to protect and guarantee scientific integrity. This procedure provides a system for reporting and dealing with possible violations of scientific integrity. This procedure is consistent with the national LOWI regulations.

    Check the UT website for more about Scientific Integrity

  • Information for BMS PhDs

    For more information for PhDs working at BMS and our BMS PhDs for PhDs initiative, see the BMS PhD Portal (Intranet).

    And check the special News (and Events) page for BMS PhDs as well, for the announcement of discounts, grants, workshops and more.