Courses on Research Integrity

All scientists will recognize the pressure to publish and to gain grants. This may result in the temptation to cut a few corners, or worse. Resisting that temptation is not always easy. There are also many dilemmas for which the answer is not easy to give and which raise doubts about what is the right thing to do. We will discuss these issues in our blended course.

Each scientist deals with dilemmas in the field of research integrity. The extremes of the spectrum are clear. Everyone agrees falsifying and fabricating data and also committing plagiarism are very serious errors. This is scientific misconduct. However, a wide range of questionable research practices exist. These often involve violations of basic principles of scientific methodology or principles of fairness regarding contributions to the research process.

  • Two online course days; lectures and online participation in working groups about Research Integrity in a secured online surrounding.
  • Assignments
  • Epigeum module

The complete course, including preparation, has a workload of 2 European Credits.

Target group

This course aims at all PhD students in VU University and VU University Medical Center.

Registration Costs

The blended course costs Euro 550,-.


Group F: November 11 ( 09.30 - 17.00 hrs.) & December 16 (09.30 - 13.00 hrs.)


Cancellation of your registration may only be done in writing at the latest one month prior to the first day of the course. We will refund the amount due except Euro 35,- administration fee. After this date, no amount will be refunded.

More information? Ask

Elin Davies - Team Research Integrity