Scientific integrity

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

In doing so, they act in accordance with the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. This code of conduct lays down the principles underlying scientific integrity: honesty, scrupulousness, transparency, independence and responsibility. Scientific integrity is an essential condition for good, reliable and credible science. In addition, the Integrity Code of Wageningen University & Research and the General Terms and Conditions Wageningen University & Research apply within Wageningen University & Research and guidelines have been drawn up on authorship, citing and mentioning affiliations.

In accordance with the Regulations Ancillary Activities Wageningen University & Research and the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, ancillary activities of employees are publicly accessible via We@WUR. In this way, Wageningen University & Research aims to make the independence and impartiality of scientific research transparent and comprehensible to third parties. Scientific publications must also mention financiers and partners.

Confidential counsellors scientific integrity

You can contact the confidential counsellors Scientific Integrity with questions and complaints about scientific integrity. This position is held by dr. Nicole Koenderink and Huub Savelkoul. If feasible, the confidential counsellors will attempt to mediate or find another way of solving the matter in an amicable fashion. They can also advise you to submit an official complaint.

Scientific Integrity Committee

Official complaints, whether or not after consulting a confidential counsellor, should be submitted in writing or by e-mail.

Address for complaints:

Wageningen University & Research
Executive Board
Attn. Rector magnificus/ vice-chair
P.O. box 9101
6700 EV Wageningen 

Or e-mail:

Your complaint will be handled according to the Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure Wageningen University & Research. This complaints procedure is based on the national model complaints procedure.

Composition Scientific Integrity Committee

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