The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice


All universities apply the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice, with principles for good teaching and research. It is based on the following principles:

  • honesty and scrupulousness
  • reliability
  • verifiability
  • impartiality
  • independence
  • responsibility

Researchers, lecturers and students must respect this Code and call each other to account on any questionable behaviour. When a violation of integrity is suspected, a complaint can be submitted to the scientific integrity committee of the relevant university. Universities also have at least one confidential adviser for scientific integrity. Click on the link on the right to download a version of the Code of Conduct in Dutch or English.