UM Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity

The UM Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity aims to stimulate discussion within UM on research ethics and integrity, foster exchange of best practices between faculties, and organize events on relevant topics.

The Platform is distinct from the faculty ethics review committees – which review and approve research projects – and the committee on scientific integrity – which deals with specific complaints filed regarding scientific integrity. The Platform meets at least twice per year. 

Upcoming event:
#MeTooAcademia: The Learning Curve - theatre play
Date: 12 December, 19:00  
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REI Grant Awards 2021-2022

The REI platform grant encourages research and activities that promote awareness in the areas of ethics and integrity. The grant includes a maximum of 10.000 euros that could be used for the related activities. Unlike previous years, we received only three proposals.

The platform awarded the following two proposals according to their feasibility and innovation criteria:

  • Demarcating research integrity, research ethics and research quality: Mapping the routes to good science. The project was submitted by Dr David Shaw (Assoc. Prof, CAPHRI Quality Officer, Deputy Chair of FHML REC) and Dr Bart Penders (Assoc. Prof, Member CAPHRI Quality Assurance Committee).
  • The second project was submitted by Bart Penders at FHML, Health, Ethics & Society and Anke Oenema from the Department/faculty/unit: FHML, Health Promotion. This project provides insight in the content of the REI hidden curriculum and its impact on students perception of importance and intention for implementation of the REI principles.

 Read more about the REI Grant winning projects.

We hope to follow along with the participants and see how their results engage at the UM and at the platform level. Do you have any questions for our participants, don’t hesitate to message us at platformrei[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

Upcoming opportunity: 
REI PhD Programme on Open Science

We offer a 4-year executive PhD program in Open Science. This new PhD opportunity is for a self-funded or scholarship-based program with distance-learning. PhD candidates will be supervised by a team of research integrity researchers and UM REI staff on selected topics relevant for Research Ethics and Integrity.
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UM Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity members

To get in the touch with the Platform, please send an email to Maria Vivas Romero via platformrei[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl


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