It is very important for the Maastricht UMC+ / FHML Board that all researchers within the Maastricht UMC+ / FHML work according to existing legal and regulatory requirements. Hence, the Research Code Maastricht UMC+ was developed to guarantee independent and meticulous research. It provides those involved in research with a clear description of the rules for ethical and socially responsible conduct in scientific research. Every new researcher (including PhD students) is informed about the Research Code Maastricht UMC+ while receiving their contract.
Morover, to abide by the principles set out in the Research Code Maastricht UMC+ and encourage a broader dialogue about scientific integrity and good research practice, a comprehensive list of issues related to scientific integrity was developed. This list includes information on what to do and provides links to available websites/tools.
Within Maastricht UMC+ a Platform Scientific Integrity is installed to create a culture of awareness regarding scientific integrity. The goal of the platform is to create an approachable and safe environment in which the topic scientific integrity is discussible.
What does the Research Office do?
- It updates the Research Code Maastricht UMC+
- It supports Schools/Institutes working on different aspects of Scientific Integrity
- It integrates different aspects of Scientific Integrity into one clear overall policy