Responsible research at TiSEM
Responsible research is an essential and integral part of good research practices and is a key element in the education of future generations of researchers.
Good and trustworthy research is based on the five widely recognized principles in the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (2018): honesty, scrupulousness, transparency, independence and responsibility.
Responsible research includes
- proper management of research data;
- concluding relevant research agreements;
- complying with
- the Research Data Management Regulations; including creating a data management plan and a replication package.
- the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and
- applying for IRB approval if applicable.
More information on conduct and integrity at Tilburg University.
For TiSEM researchers, more information on management of research data, including personal data, can be found on the intranet.
Training Research Integrity
Research integrity is an essential and integral part of good research practices and is a key element in the education of future generations of researchers.
All Tilburg University researchers are strongly encouraged to complete the e-learning module on research integrity. The module provides insights into responsible and questionable research practices, applicable regulations and information on relevant Tilburg University policies. For PhD researchers, the e-learning module on research integrity is compulsory.
The University also expects PhD researchers to partake in a face-to-face training. The training provides the opportunity to discuss the norms of good science and the virtues of a good scientist with fellow PhD researchers, as well as how to navigate grey areas of research and integrity dilemmas. PhD researchers receive an invitation to the workshop through the TiSEM graduate school.
For (co-)supervisors of PhD researchers, a one-day master class is being offered. During the day, the focus is on the relationship between (co-) supervisor and PhD researcher.
For more information or in case of questions, contact Integrity Training.
Contact in case of questions or concerns
TiSEM offers researchers and PhD candidates various ways to ask questions or to speak about their doubts or their suspicions of possible transgressions.
- Researchers first discuss questions and doubts with their peers, superiors, and colleagues in their direct vicinity in an informal setting. If this does not lead to clarity researchers can contact the head of the TiSEM Research Support Team.
- PhD candidates can consult their contact person at the graduate school or the Graduate Program Coordinator.
- Additionally, all researchers can contact the confidential advisor on scientific integrity Prof. Willem van Genugten for any questions or doubts regarding scientific integrity.