Scientific integrity

Every person at Wageningen University & Research who is involved in any way whatsoever in scientific education and research is individually responsible for monitoring and safeguarding scientific integrity.

All academics and researchers at Wageningen University & Research are required to act in accordance with the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Additionaly, the Wageningen University & Research Integrity Code and the general terms and conditions are applicable.

By requiring its staff members to publish any additional professional activities – in line with the Regulations Ancillary Activities and the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity – Wageningen University & Research aims to provide third parties with transparency and insight. Scientific publications must also state the names of financial backers and partners.

Wageningen University & Research has drawn up a complaints procedure for scientific integrity on the basis of a model acquired from the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). It explains the steps that complainants need to take if they suspect a breach of scientific integrity.

Confidential counsellors

If you have any questions or wish to report a possible breach of scientific integrity you should get in touch with Ellen Kampman or Huub Savelkoul, who are both confidential counsellors. If feasible, the confidential counsellor will attempt to mediate or find another way of solving the matter in an amicable fashion. S/he can also advise you on submitting an official complaint. 

Scientific integrity committee

Official complaints, regardless of whether or not you have consulted a confidential counsellor, should be submitted in writing or by e-mail.

Address for complaints:Wageningen University & ResearchCorporate Governance and Legal ServicesAttn. Scientific Integrity CommitteeP.O. box 91016700 EV Wageningen 

Or e-mail:

Your complaint will be handled according to the Wageningen University & Research Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure.

Composition of the committee

  • Prof. Barend van der Meulen: chair Scientific Integrity Committee Wageningen University & Research, professor Professor Institutional Aspects of (Higher) Education at the University of Twente
  • Prof. Johan Bouma: emeritus professor of Soil Science at Wageningen University & Research
  • prof. Cor van der Weele: Endowed professor Humanistic Philosophy at Wageningen University & Research
  • Prof. Tiny van Boekel: Emeritus professor of Product Design and Quality Management at Wageningen University & Research