Scientific Integrity

Every employee of Utrecht University is required to comply with The Netherlands’ Code of Conduct for scientific practice which includes topics such as scrupulousness, reliability, verifiability, impartiality, and independence.

ln addition to these national guidelines, Utrecht University’s ‘Code of Conduct for Scrupulous Academic Practice and Integrity’ describes key principles on how to achieve the open culture that it desires. An academic integrity counsellor and a committee for academic integrity have been appointed to look into complaints concerning academic integrity. 

For more information or in case of a suspected breach of academic integrity one can address the Academic Integrity CounsellorProf.dr. Iris Engelhard.
She can be reached by sending an email to