Responsible research data management and the prevention of scientific misconduct

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

2013 | 84 pages | ISBN 978-90-6984-656-9 | free

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has always been an enthusiastic advocate of open access to research data and research results. Maximum access to data supports pre-eminently scientific methods in which researchers check one another's findings and build critically on one another's work. In recent years, advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have been a major contributing factor in the free movement of data and results.

It is against this background, but also in the light of recent cases of research fraud, that the Academy has undertaken to investigate how various disciplines actually deal with research data and to consider whether their practices are satisfactory. The Academy has entrusted this important task to an ad hoc advisory committee chaired by Prof. Kees Schuyt.

(Original title: Zorgvuldig en integer omgaan met wetenschappelijke onderzoeksgegevens)