Advisory Committee for Scientific Integrity

The Advisory Committee for Scientific Integrity provides advice, both on request and on its own initiative, on ethical, legal, and procedural aspects of research. Researchers as well as other parties involved in the research may contact the Committee for advice at any time. In addition, the Committee sees it as its task to stimulate a special focus on scientific integrity and ethical awareness. Where necessary, the Committee will consult other experts.

Examples of advice include questions concerning permission to be involved in research, matters of privacy, as well as questions concerning the promotion of ethical awareness at the various schools and research centres at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. It may also be advisable to consult the Committee for advice if the research concerns sensitive or controversial subjects.

The Advisory Committee for Scientific Integrity is guided by the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (2018), the Code of ethics for research in the social and behavioural sciences involving human participants (2018) (in Dutch), and the Regulations governing the Zuyd Advisory Committee for Scientific Integrity (2019) (in Dutch).

Composition of the Committee

  • Dr Sabrina Keinemans (Professor of Social Integration)
  • Dr Ties van de Werff (secretary, lecturing researcher at the Research Centre for Autonomy and the Public Sphere in the Arts)
  • AndrĂ© Defauwes (member, Legal Affairs Services member of staff)

The official secretary of the Committee is Ann Spaas, MSc (Research policy advisor, Education and Research Services); telephone +31 (0)6 1846 2706 / e-mail

Dates of Committee meetings in the 2020/2021 academic year

  • 4 November 2020
  • 2 December 2020
  • 6 January 2021
  • 3 February 2021
  • 3 March 2021
  • 7 April 2021
  • 12 May 2021
  • 9 June 2021
  • 7 July 2021

Requests for advice must be submitted (via the request form) no later than three working weeks prior to the next Committee meeting.

Download the request form