Upcoming events

Call for proposals UM Ethics and Integrity Grant

The Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity will launch its annual call for their UM Ethics and Integrity Grants. This small Grant of 10k EUR can used for any project or activity aiming to facilitate Good Conduct of Research of our UM community.

Although any topic can be suitable, as long it addresses Research Ethics and Integrity at UM.

 Please note: the call will close on 30 November 2021.

For the first round, please email us at platformrei[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl in a 300 words abstract by 30 November 2021. Based on this the platform will make a first selection of proposals, and ask for a more detailed proposal. The final results will be shared in January 2022.

 More information about the call and the conditions you can read here    


Can academics be activists? | 7 December 12:00 - 13:30

Many researchers who do community-engaged research experience a tension between being objective researchers and a desire for activism. While some are convinced that activism is a core task of the researcher, others may struggle to filter their personal views out of scientific analysis. Some may argue that activism in science should be rewarded by the university, while others may advocate to keep activism out of the university altogether.

During this event, Prof. Pim Martens (SBE), Dr. Astrid Offermans (SBE) and Prof. Maurice Zeegers (FHML) will present their different positions on this topic, before engaging in a discussion.

The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Teun Dekker (FSE).

Hybrid format

The event is done in a hybrid format, with both in-person and virtual audiences, whom will have the opportunity to be involved in the discussion. As it will be livestreamed, the audience is invited to ask questions via a chat function.

This event is co-organised by MPCER and the UM Platform for Research Ethics and Integrity.