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About Scientific Integrity in Erasmus MC

All persons associated with the Erasmus MC, and working in science, have an own responsibility regarding scientific integrity.

Erasmus MC endorses the Code of Conduct for research of the Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the revised European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity.

Erasmus MC policies on academic/scientific integrity are outlined in the Erasmus MC Research Codes. The following aspects are covered:

- Guidelines for publishing and authorships -> Effective March 1, 2018, the 'Notification System for Academic Integrity Erasmus MC' will replace chapter 2 of the Erasmus MC Research Codes;
;- Erasmus MC guidelines in case of scientific misconduct;
- Guidelines inducements by companies;
- Intellectual property;
- Research with patient data and biomaterial.

The Erasmus MC determines its integrity policy within the integrity code of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). 

Every four years the Board of Directors appoints a 'Confidential counselor scientific integrity Erasmus MC’. Employees who wish to contact the counselor  are requested to approach his secretary, who is also Secretary Scientific Integrity, ir. Hanneke den Breeijen (j.denbreeijen@erasmusmc.nl, tel.nr. 010-7037520/32579). 

A mandatory one-day course academic integrity for all PhD students  is part of the policy.