Scientific Integrity

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Scientific integrity is one of the three pillars of UT's House of Integrity.

At the University of Twente, everyone involved in education and research has their own responsibility for upholding the standards of scientific integrity. Each and every member of staff is required to adhere to the guidelines laid down in the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice and the European Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity. The University of Twente encourages a work environment that promotes and guarantees responsible research practices. To this end, it offers facilities such as integrity education for PhD students, ethical review, and research data management. 

Codes of conduct/downloads

  • Animal testing annual reports

    See the Dutch version of this page for the annual reports and policy document.

Scientific integrity topics

  • Committee Scientific Integrity (CWI) & Confidential advisors

    Committee Scientific Integrity (CWI)

    Based on the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, the Executive Board of the University of Twente set up the Committee Scientific Integrity (CWI). A complaint about a (possible) violation of scientific integrity are handled by the CWI. This committee assesses the complaint confidentially in accordance with the UT complaints procedure and advises the Executive Board. The CWI comprised of several employees or emeriti from the University of Twente. The chair of the CWI is prof.dr. M.A. (Michiel) Heldeweg LLM.

    Complaints or questions should be addressed to the secretary of the committee, ms J. (Jessica) Greven LLB, email: jessica.greven@utwente.nl.

    Confidential advisors for the complainant and the defendant/accused

    For the complainant, the first point of contact is the independent university's confidential adviser for scientific integrity, Prof.dr.ir. Olaf Fisscher (emeritus), who can be reached at: o.a.m.fisscher@utwente.nl. The complainant is advised to speak with this confidential adviser before filing a complaint to the committee. Possible violations of scientific integrity as well as any follow-up steps can be discussed with him in all confidence.

    For the accused staff member of the UT who have faced a complaint with regards to their integrity can, if they so desire, be assisted by the independent university's confidential adviser for the defendant, Prof.dr Alfred Stein, who can be reached at: a.stein@utwente.nl. The confidential adviser knows the rules and procedures and can support the defendant. The defendant can share his or her doubts and concerns with this confidential adviser and this confidential advisor can also provide aftercare services.

    Non-compliance with the standards of research integrity

    The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity provides guidelines for the CWI to assess the non-compliance including the weighting factors to use in this regard. For the qualification of the non-compliance, the Code distinguishes between ‘research misconduct’, ‘questionable research practices’ and ‘minor shortcomings’. In case of non-compliance, the question is whether it is necessary or desirable to impose sanctions or to take other measures. The Executive Board makes this decision.

    CWI procedure

    When a complaint is filed, the CWI assesses the admissibility of the complaint. If the complaint is declared admissible, the defendant will be given the opportunity to submit a statement of defence. The CWI assesses the complaint substantively and can hear both parties by means of a hearing. The committee also has the option of appointing experts or calling witnesses. Eventually, the CWI gives an advice to the Executive Board and the Executive Board will make its intended decision. If one of the parties don’t agree with the intended decision, this party can lodge a request within 6 weeks to the LOWI (national body of research integrity) to give advice. The Executive Board’s decision becomes final after 6 weeks, if no request is lodged. If a request is lodged to the LOWI, the Executive Board will make its final decision after the advice of the LOWI. The outcome of the complaint is published anonymously on the national website of UNL ('Universiteiten van Nederland'). The outcome of the complaint will be published anonymously on the national website of UNL ('Universiteiten van Nederland').

    Investigated complaints

    The outcome of the complaint will be published anonymously on the national website of UNL ('Universiteiten van Nederland'). Below, you can find an overview of the cases of research integrity within the UT.

    (For the cases of 2019 and later, this page is under construction)

  • Scientific independence

    Performing ancillary activities, such as external advising or management work, generally has a positive effect on the connections that a scientist makes with society. This type of activities therefore perfectly fits with the entrepreneurial attitude that the University of Twente wants to encourage amongst her academic staff. In order to make clear agreements about this and guarantee the scientific integrity, the UT follows the sectoral scheme covering ancillary activities. These regulations apply to all Dutch universities.

  • Ethical review of research

    The University of Twente has adopted a university-wide research ethics policy. This policy does not cover medical scientific research and laboratory animal research. For details see the paragraphs below.

    Ethical review of research involving human subjects and/or personal data is considered as common practice and mandatory. For other types of research it is recommended to identify the existence of possible ethical issues related to for instance the environment, dual-use aspects, low-income countries or artificial intelligence.

    Ethical review is conducted and facilitated by four independent domain-specific committees. Please select the committee of your interest for more information on the domain it covers, the composition and procedures.

    4 DOMAIN-SPECIFIC COMMITTEES

    • Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)

      Research in the humanities investigates human culture, focusing on how humans process and document the human experience. The social sciences study the patterns and causes of human behavior, as individuals and as part of groups, communities, cultures and societies.

      The Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) domain covers a broad set of scientific disciplines, like philosophy, history, sociology, psychology, political science and governance, communication and educational sciences or media studies, as well as behaviour-related interventions in health, management, business, industry and organizational studies, and the role and effect on humans of the emerging technology developments & innovations in all these scientific fields. Research practices also differ widely in nature and execution, with methods including, among others, document analysis, participant observation, interviews, surveys, minimal physical interventions and  ethnography.

      The main ethical challenges when doing research in the HSS domain are related to sufficiently safeguarding the interests of

      • human research participants;
      • other individuals, groups or organizations implicated in (collection of) the research data;
      • individuals and groups potentially affected by the results of the research.

      In some cases the safety of the researcher him/herself may also be at stake.

      Ethical principles

      Ethical conduct of research in the HSS domain is guided by (but not limited to) the following principles (see also the Dutch Code of ethics for research in the social and behavioral sciences involving human participants):

      • Researchers respect the dignity of humans and their environment by avoiding exploitation, treating participants and their communities with respect and care, and protecting those with diminished autonomy.
      • Researchers strive towards a minimization of harm, and a just distribution of benefits and burden, with respect for the potentially conflicting interests of diverse (groups of) participants, communities, and society.
      • Researchers adopt an ethical attitude in which they are mindful of the meaning, implications and consequences of the research for anyone affected by it.
      • Researchers demonstrate the ethical attitude by i) active reflection on the ethical issues that may arise during, or as a consequence of, their research, ii) initiating a proper assessment of the potential drawbacks of the research for individuals, communities and society, and iii) monitoring for any developments that may impact upon ethical aspects of the research.
      • Researchers are able to account for, and communicate on their ethical reflection vis-à-vis different stakeholders, such as the participants and their communities, the own organization, scientific peers, students, funding agencies, and society.
      • Researchers conduct research that is scientifically valid, and that will plausibly lead to relevant insights in the field of the humanities and social sciences.

      The ways in which these principles are safeguarded may vary to some degree depending on the field of research.

      The UT committee Humanities & Social Sciences ethically assesses research in the HSS domain. Formal responsibility for the HSS committee lies with the Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences (BMS), but researchers from other faculties can also submit their projects for ethical review by the HSS committee.  

      COMPOSITION

      Reviewers

      For an up to date overview of the reviewers and contact persons of our committee check BMS Ethics Committee, under heading Contact.

      Advisors

      Procedure

      1. For BSc/MSc/PhD students and staff of Faculty BMS ethical review is mandatory, for most of them the HSS domain will be the designated commission to submit their research.
      2. Requests for ethical assessment of your research can be submitted via the BMS/HSS Ethical Review web application
      3. You can follow the progress of your request in the web application, communication regarding the progress of and actions needed for your request is automatic by means of email notifications.
      4. You have to submit your research before data collection starts. You can only start the research after you gained ethical approval. We do not assess research in retrospect.

      For more guiding and procedure info check the BMS/HSS Ethics committee website.
      The SONA Test Subject Pool is a participant recruitment facility, which is only available to students and staff from BMS Faculty. 

      Go to the web application of the domain Humanities and Social sciences (faculty BMS)
      Submit your research project for ethical review
      Guides and FAQ web application. More guidance and procedure info go to the BMS/HSS Ethics Committee website.

      Contact

      Secretary’s office ‘Ethics committee HSS’: ethicscommittee-hss@utwente.nl

      Guidelines and templates

    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences (NES)

      This Committee facilitates and monitors the ethical conduct of all research in the area of Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences involves the use of materials and/or devices and may be oriented towards their development, their use as tools to reach another goal, or both. The Ethics Committee advises on ethical issues related to research projects involving human beings, human of animal materials including cells and cell lines, genetically modified organisms, the use of potentially sensitive data about individuals, groups or organization, or so called 'dual use' research where the product of the research could be utilized for harmful purposes, such as military use.   

      Composition

      Advisors

      Procedure

      1. You can submit the request for ethical assessment of your research digitally by email to the Secretary of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences Ethics Committee (email to: m.c.kamp@utwente.nl). 
      2. Your application must contain at least the following three documents, which can be found at Ethics committee | Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences | contacts | Service Portal | University of Twente (utwente.nl)
      3. A) Checklist; The person responsible for the research fills in the checklist with a number of questions regarding the project. The questions in the checklist consisting of a general part and a specific part.
        B) Information brochure; this must have been written in easily understandable English, without real technical terms. 
        C) Informed consent; this must have been complete and signed by the person who is being investigated. (The informed consent form is only required if that is relevant)
      4. The EC reviewer will assess whether the submitted research satisfies the characteristics and conditions for ethically responsible research. He or she may ask some further questions for clarification or suggest some improvements, to which the applicant/researcher is expected to respond.
      5. The final decision (approval/rejection) will be communicated via an email by the Secretary of the Ethics Committee. The intention is to complete the ethical review within 14 working days after the initial submission of the request.

        If you are a bachelor or master student and your research is part of a course in your study, your teacher will take care for the ethical approval.  

      The researcher is responsible for the full and correct description of the research in the checklist and application, and a positive advice is based only on the material that has been submitted.

      Contact

      M.C. (Maria) Kamp, Secretary Ethics Committee Natural Sciences and Engineering Sciences
      E m.c.kamp@utwente.nl
      T +31534892547

      Guidelines and templates

      Visit the webpage: Support instruments Research Support Team faculty ET.

      Codes of conduct:

      More information

      Visit the Service Portal Page: Support instruments Research Support Team faculty ET | Service Portal | University of Twente (utwente.nl)

    • Geo-Information Sciences (GEO)

      Geo-ethics consists of research and reflection on the values that underpin appropriate behavior and practice, wherever human activities interact with the geosphere. It addresses the ethical, social and cultural implications of Earth Sciences education, research and practice, providing a point of intersection for Geosciences, Sociology, Philosophy, and Economy. It represents an opportunity for geoscientists to become more conscious of their social role and responsibilities in conducting their activity. Geo-ethics influences the awareness of society regarding problems related to geo-resources and environment.

      Due to the type of research covered in the area of geo-information sciences specific ethicalthemes arise which need ethical assessment in addition to more generic principles.

      These themes in the field of geo-information sciences include, but are not limited to:

      • Research that focuses on less developed countries with concerns on typical issues such as security and legal order, sexual and reproductive health and rights and equality of women. Countries may underperform human rights; they may be at war and/or may have oppressive regimes. One should ensure that the research does not contribute to, and if possible diminishes, unequal treatment, stigmatization, discrimination, and other inequalities in society, and does not contain biases in the research design that could contribute to such consequences.
      • Research that deals with problems that relate to human life and livelihood. Such research identifies the  socio-economic solutions compatible with a respect for the environment and the protection of nature and land. Such research requires a critical analysis must be performed on the management and possible misuse of geo-information resources including remote sensing data. When investigating communities and social groups, one should show proper respect for all groups involved: show respect for the values and views of research participants, including those that deviate from those generally accepted by their society; avoid using classifications or designations that may have undesirable implications for them, if adopted by their government; acquire knowledge of local traditions, traditional knowledge and social matters, and enter, as far as possible, into a dialogue with local inhabitants, representatives of the culture and local authorities, especially with respect to research in other countries or in minority cultures.
      • Research that pays attention to adverse aspects of applications in geo-information technology by considering the ethical, cultural and economic repercussions that applications may have on society. One should consider how the research work could contribute to a better understanding of, and better protection for, basic human rights, such as freedom, autonomy, human dignity, and privacy, and strike an appropriate balance between the recognition of cultural differences and the recognition of basic human rights.
      • All other research in this domain as it needs to respects ethical principles underlying research and capacity building projects. Geo-ethics sees to adequately describe the roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved.

      Composition

      Procedure

      The Faculty Board has established an Ethics Committee. Its task is to assure the quality of the ethical review process by establishing quality assurance procedures. In order to do so, it employs the following activities:

      1. It reviews research proposals in the domain of Geo-Information Science, according to and falling within the scope of the Research Ethics Policy of the University of Twente. This includes the self-assessment and provision of information to researchers regarding the review procedure.
      2. It keeps records of the reviews and archives the reviews according to legal provisions and applicable policies of the University of Twente
      3. It informs periodically the Faculty Board of the researcher, or in case of multiple researchers: the Faculty Board of the leading researcher, about the advice of the committee.

      Contact

      ec-itc@utwente.nl
      Drs. M. Th. Koelen (Marga)

      Research Support Coordinator, Secretary ITC Ethics Committee
      Privacy Contact Person (PCP)  for Research ITC

      Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC, University of Twente
      Faculty Bureau
      Room 1-156
      Working hours: Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday 08:30 – 17:00
      31 53 489 2137
      m.t.koelen@utwente.nl

      More information

      More information, guidelines and templates can be found at the ITC Ethics committee webpage.

    • Computer & Information Sciences (CIS)

      The Ethics Committee Computer & Information Science advises on ethical issues related to research projects involving human beings or personal data.

      Due to the type of research covered in the area of computer & information sciences, there are some additional ethical themes that may arise in research project for which ethical assessment is needed. These themes include, but are not limited to:

      • Some research methods can lead to accidental discoveries that may be of vital importance to the subject, such as an irregular heartbeat on an ECG or malicious behavior on the Internet. If researchers anticipate such findings from the start of the research, a clause should be included in the proposal explaining the procedure to be followed in such a case. Ensure that new research concepts and innovations, by themselves or through their use in a system, do not pose inherent direct or long-term risks of harm to public health and safety;
      • Research involving interviewing research participants about illegal activities they may have performed or may be involved in, requires a specific informed consent procedure leaving the research participant unidentified to assure participation. Ensure that new research concepts and innovations offer reasonable protection against any potential unauthorized disclosure, manipulation, or deletion of information and against potential denial of service attacks, e.g., protection against hacking, cracking, cyber vandalism, software piracy, computer fraud, ransom attacks, disruption of service;
      • Treat with extreme caution the dissemination of research involving the identification of undiscovered security weaknesses in existing systems; Avoid practical experiments with computer viruses or perform them in a controlled environment, and exercise extreme caution in the dissemination of the results of paper-based (theoretical) computer virus experiments;
      • Ensure that new research concepts and innovations do not pose any unjustified inherent risks to individuals' rights to control the disclosure of their personal data. If research concepts and innovations involve the combination of multiple data sources, carefully consider the effects on (informational) privacy;
      • If research concepts and innovations involve the development of capabilities for, or the use of, data surveillance or human subject monitoring or surveillance, then invoke the requirement for informed consent, if appropriate. Strike a proper balance between the need to monitor and control personal information and the right of individuals to (informational) privacy and other human rights;
      • Ensure that decisions made by information systems that have significant social impact take into account the rights, values, and interests of stakeholders, including users, and make efforts to ensure that the reasons for decisions made by information systems can be retrieved to make the systems accountable.

      Composition

      Procedure

      1. Fill in the self-assessment questionnaire. You can choose whether you want to use the LONG FORM (.docx) or the SHORT FORM (.docx) of the questionnaire. The short form is specifically for researchers experienced with the procedure. The long form is highly recommended for people with less experience or who are uncertain at various places what is expected of their answers.
      2. Prepare the necessary documents. Depending on your research, these could be consent forms, information brochures, research plans or protocols, etc 
      3. If necessary, you could ask an ethics adviser (see below) for help preparing your request.  
        For students Create and Itech, it is mandatory to contact the pre-check team.  
      4. For all (Ph.D.-)students, it is mandatory to ask the supervisor for approval of the request. 
      5. Send the self-assessment and the prepared documents to the ethics committee by e-mail. (Students Create and Itech, please send cc to pre-check team, (Ph.D.-)students, please send cc to supervisor.) 

      When the committee receives the request, the secretary will forward it to a committee member for review. The reviewer might ask for extra information and, afterward, formulate their advice. The advice will be shared with the researcher who submitted the request. 

      If you are a bachelor's or master's student and your research is part of a course in your study, your teacher will take care of the ethics assessment.

      Amendments

      If you want to make changes to research that has already received positive advice from the EC-CIS, please follow the procedure below:

      1. Adapt your self-assessment and accompanying documents to fit the new research and highlight the changes within the text.
      2. Send everything to the ethics committee by e-mail with a summary of the changes you want to make.

      Depending on whether the changes are trivial or might result in new ethical issues, the amendment either will be directly archived with the original request or will be reviewed again. You will be notified about the outcome.

      Ethics advisers

      More information

      More information, guidelines, templates and a FAQ can be found on the EC-CIS website.

      Contact

      Email secretary

    UNIVERSITY-WIDE COMMITTEE

    A university-wide committee, consisting of the chairs and vice-chairs of the domain-specific committees is responsible for ethical review of complex and/or controversial research proposals related to two or more domains. It also acts as an appeals committee in case of an appeal against an issued advice objections of researchers or Faculty Boards regarding the advice of one of the domain-specific committees. For more information, please contact the university-wide committee: ethicscommittee@utwente.nl.

    MEDICAL-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

    Research with human subjects must undergo a medical ethical review if it falls under the Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act (WMO) (in Dutch). Research falls under the WMO if the following two criteria are met:

    1. it is medical/scientific research, and
    2. people are subjected to procedures or are required to follow rules of behaviour.

    More information regarding research that falls under the WMO can be found at the website of the Central Committee on Research involving Human Subjects (CCMO). For the medical-ethical review the University Twente collaborates with an accredited medical research ethics committee (MREC), the CMO regio Arnhem-Nijmegen (in Dutch). The TechMed Centre offers support for researchers submitting their proposal for medical-ethical review at a MREC. Please contact: ResearchSupport-TechMed@utwente.nl or visit the TechMed Centre intranet.

    LABORATORY ANIMAL RESEARCH

    The UT follows the Dutch Code for transparency in animal testing (in Dutch) and has its own animal testing policy. The University of Twente understand the concerns in politics and society with regard to the use of test animals in scientific research. Before researchers can make use of animals in scientific research, all research needs to be reviewed and approved by the Central Authority for Scientific Procedures on Animals (CCD). The TechMed Centre offers support for researchers submitting their proposal for laboratory animal research at the CCD. Please contact: ResearchSupport-TechMed@utwente.nl or visit the TechMed Centre intranet (VPN only).

  • Research data management

    Research data management is crucial to warrant the quality, reliability, reproducibility, and verification of scientific research. It supports the (re)use of data and its accessibility for third parties. Careful data management warrants compliance with requirements by funders imposed on researchers. The research data policy at the UT formulates general guidelines regarding data management and the responsibilities of researchers and institutes.

    For day-to-day support regarding data management such as data management protocols and data storage, researchers can turn to the Service Portal page Research support

  • Integrity and education

    Scientific integrity is an integral part of the educational curricula at the University of Twente. At bachelor, master and post-graduate level students are educated in good academic practice. Students' attention is drawn towards undesirable practices such as plagiarism and fraud. The student charter contains explicit rules and regulations regarding plagiarism and fraud. At the Twente Graduate School dedicated courses are offered on scientific integrity and PhD students are educated in the professional standards of academic practices as applied in the Netherlands and neighbouring countries.

  • Integrity regulations & advisors

    CODES OF CONDUCT UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

    The University of Twente has a number of codes of conduct related to integrity. In addition to the UT code of ethics, there exists a code regarding ICT and internet use, and a code regarding (sexual) harassment, intimidation agression, violence and discrimination.

    REGULATIONS UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE

    In addition to the codes of conduct several regulations exist to stimulate and warrant good behaviour. The UT has a general complaints procedure, dedicated regulations regarding intellectual property rights, and a reporting of irregularities scheme (whistleblower procedure).

    CONFIDENTIAL ADVISORS

    The Executive Board has appointed four members of staff to act in the capacity of confidential advisor. These four employees perform their duties as confidential advisor in addition to their regular job. The confidential advisor advises and supports individual staff members who are confronted with unacceptable behaviour like intimidation, (sexual) harassment, aggression, violence, discrimination, bullying or stalking. UT staff can also approach the confidential advisor in case of a workplace conflict related to or arising from unacceptable behaviour. 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 counsellors should they be confronted with unacceptable behaviour.

  • Research compliance regulations

    Good research practices imply that researchers take into account relevant ethical norms and standards, as well as observing statutory regulations. In the case of research a broad set of regulations apply. The table below offers an overview of regulations. The overview is not comprehensive, additional rules and regulations on national, supranational or local levels may apply.

    Regulations

    UT contact

    Animal by-products (dierlijke bijproducten)

    Besluit en regeling dierlijke bijproducten. Implementation of regulation (EU) No 142/2011 and regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption. ().  

    HR - Biological Safety Officer


    Besluit Voorschrift Informatiebeveiliging Rijksdienst Bijzondere Informatie 2013 (VIRBI 2013)


    Dutch Opium legislation (Opiumwetbesluit)

    TechMed – support staff

    Embryos Act (Embryowet) 


    Environmental Management Act (Wet milieubeheer)


    Foetal Tissue Act (Wet foetaal weefsel)  


    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

    Data protection officers

    Genetically Modified Organisms Decree (Besluit genetisch gemodificeerde organismen) and Genetically Modified Organisms Regulations

    HR - Biological Safety Officer


    Higher Education and Research Act (WHW)

    UT general affairs

    International, European and national legislation regarding intellectual property, including:

    a. Copyright Act (Auteurswet)  
    b. Patents Act 1995 (Rijksoctrooiwet 1995)  
    c. Neighbouring Rights Act (Wet op de naburige rechten)  
    d. Seeds and Plant Materials Act 2005 (Zaaizaad- en plantgoedwet 2005) 

    Novel-T/General Affairs – legal advisors


    Kennisregeling Noord Korea, Sanctieregeling Iran  


    Legislation and regulations related to public and state security and state secrets, including:

    a. General Security Requirements for Ministry of Defence Assignments (ABDO 2006 for ongoing assignments, ABDO 2017 for new assignments) (Algemene beveiligingseisen voor defensieopdrachten 2006 en 2017)   
    b. Civil Service Information Security (Classified Information) Decree 2013 (Besluit Voorschrift Informatiebeveiliging Rijksdienst Bijzondere Informatie 2013)
    c. Judicial Data and Criminal Records Act (Wet justitiële en strafvorderlijke gegevens)
    d. Police Data Act (Wet politiegegevens) 
    e. Intelligence and Security Services Act 2017 (Wet op de Inlichtingen- en veiligheidsdiensten 2017)
    f. Security Screening Act (Wet veiligheidsonderzoeken)


    Medical Research involving Human Subjects Act (Wet medisch wetenschappelijk onderzoek met mensen) 

    TechMed – support staff


    Medical Devices Act (Wet op de medische hulpmiddelen)

    TechMed – support staff

    Medical Treatment Contracts Act (Wet op de geneeskundige behandelingsovereenkomst)


    Nagoya Protocol- regulation on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) of genetic resources and traditional knowledge. 

    Wet implementatie Nagoya protocol (elaboration of EU regulation 511/2014) 

    TechMed – support staff


    HR – Biological Safety Officer


    Population Screening Act (Wet op het bevolkingsonderzoek)


    Public Records Act (Archiefwet)

    LISA - Archive

    Radiation Protection Decree (Kernenergiewet, Besluit stralingsbescherming)  

    HR – Coordinating radiation expert

    Regulations and the classification of dual use research:

    1.https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/exportcontrole-strategische-goederen/beleid-controle-strategische-goederen-en-diensten (Dutch government);
    2.https://ec.europa.eu/trade/import-and-export-rules/export-from-eu/dual-use-controls/ (EU)
    3.https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2016/august/tradoc_154880.pdf; (EU)

    Novel-T/General Affairs – legal advisors


    Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)-drones (Besluit op afstand bestuurbare luchtvaartuigen, EU policy in progress))

    a.     Operator certificate (ROC)
    b.     Use of mini-drones (Beleidsregel verlenen van ontheffingen voor micro- en minidrones) 

    Use of drones weighing no more than 4 kg is not applicable at this moment (ROC-license and regime)

    HR - Health and Safety Officer


    Research Databases Act (Onderzoeksgegevensbankenwet)


    Standard for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes  

    Experiments on Animals Act (Wet op de dierproeven) 

    TechMed – support staff


Toolboxes

  • Dialogues about scientific integrity

    Watch the dialogues about scientific integrity dilemma's through our YouTube playlist Building a House of Integrity.    

  • The Dilemma game: Professionalism and Integrity in Research
    The Dilemma Game available in an app
    More information and download
    The Dilemma Game confronts researchers with difficult dilemmas in the context of a critical dialogue, supporting them in further developing their own 'moral compass'. For years, the Dilemma Game was played as a card game, but in 2020 the game has been digitalized. The Dilemma Game app now allows researchers to use the game anytime, anywhere, on their own, or together with peers and colleagues. 

    TRY OUT THE DILLEMA GAME APP

    Watch how our University of Twente colleagues Jeroen Rouwkema and Frances Wijnen use the dilemma game app.

    This dilemma game was developed as one of the initiatives of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Taskforce Scientific Integrity (chaired by prof.dr. Finn Wynstra). The objective of the taskforce has been to raise awareness for and to develop proposals to help maintain scientific professionalism and integrity. The HR department has two hardcopy games avalaible. Please contact the HR secretariat (secretariaat-hr@utwente.nl /tel: 8012) if you would like to use them.

  • Film 'On Being a Scientist'

    This 56-minute film On Being a Scientist was produced for educational purposes by Leiden University. It aims to raise students’ awareness of scientific integrity and to prepare them for the problems and dilemmas they could encounter as scientists.

    Source and Intellectual property: Leiden University

  • Research seminar on Integrity 4 March 2020

    Faculty ITC brought this topic of academic integrity to the attention of all staff and students through a seminar: “If Academic Integrity of the solution, what is the problem?" on 4 March 2020. Please find the presentations that have been given below.

    More information on this seminar and other ethics workshops can be found on the ITC Ethics committee website.

  • Presentation Ethics of Science and Technology

    Watch the online presentation of Peter-Paul Verbeek for the University Wide Ethics Committee about the ethical work he is engaged in within our University.

General Contacts

You manager is your first point of contact for integrity related questions. If that does not work for you, please contact the HR managers(s) responsible for your faculty/service department.

For ideas, comments or changes to this page, please email webteam-hr@utwente.nl

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