Codes of Conduct & Regulations

Maastricht University follows the codes of conduct of the VSNU in the fields of education, research and business operations. Below you can download and read the codes.

Code 'Good Governance'

The Code 'Good Governance' (only available in Dutch) was drawn up and signed by all Dutch universities. The code provides a framework for transparency and accountability in university management. For more information, visit the VSNU-website  

More comprehensive information on compliance with the code 'Good Governance' at Maastricht University can be found via the following links:


Code of Conduct for Language

The Code of Conduct for Language contains an overview of the provisions that apply for the use of language at Maastricht University.


Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity

The Dutch Code of Conduct for Practicing Scientific Research contains rules for scientific research and education within Dutch Universities. For more information on scientific integrity please see the document below (download, pdf) or visit the KNAW  website.


Code of Conduct for the use of personal information in scientific research

General principles of laws related to personal information (Wet Persoonsgegevens).


Code for Transparency in Animal Testing

The code for Transparency in Animal Testing is designed to give concrete guidelines for the widely held view in society that transparency and openness in animal testing is desirable and necessary.

You can download the Code for Transparancy in Animal Testing and the most recent Annual Report on Animals Testing on the CRISP website Animal Testing Commission .

More information on Codes of Conduct and rules of Maastricht University are available on the Animals Experiments Commission website (in Dutch only).


Research Data Management Code of Conduct​