Academic integrity

Everyone involved in academic teaching and research at Utrecht University shares in the responsibility to maintain academic integrity.

On 1 October 2018, The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity 2018 (pdf), enters into force. The Code sets out the principles that should be observed by each individual concerned, which are honesty, scrupulousness, transparency, independence and responsibility.  

You can address any questions or complaints about academic integrity to the Academic Integrity Counsellor. Prof Liesbeth Woertman will hold this position as from 1 November 2018. She can be reached by telephone at 06-51224293 or by sending an email to Vertrouwenspersoon-wi@uu.nlThe Counsellor attempts where possible to mediate between the parties involved in the complaint or otherwise reach an amicable resolution. He can also advise people to submit an official complaint to the Committee for Academic Integrity. Please submit any official complaints in writing. You can send your letter to the following address:

Committee for Academic Integrity
Legal Affairs department
P.O Box 80125
3508TC Utrecht

Committee of Academic Integrity

The Committee for Academic Integrity consists of the following members: Prof. A.M. Hol (chairman), Prof. C. van den Bos, Prof. O. Diekmann, Prof. M.B.H. Everaert, Prof. P. Hooimeijer, Prof. A.L.M. Keirse, Prof. I.A.M. Robeyns, Prof. J.A.P. Heesterbeek and Prof. A.D. Kraneveld (members). The Committee receives administrative assistance from Myriam Nijssen or Petra Vlugter of the Legal Affairs department. Any complaints that are submitted are handled by the chairman and two other members of the Committee. The Committee will first determine whether the complaint is admissible and, if this proves to be the case, assess the substance of the complaint. It then informs the University’s Executive Board on whether or not it finds the complaint to be grounded. For further details, please consult the Utrecht University Academic Integrity Complaints Procedure (PDF).