Quality and Integrity of biomedical research
It is the aim of the QI research program to improve the way science is performed and organised.
This programme is built on the notion that the general problem definition can be found in the 2014 Lancet series. The projects within this programme combine research on research, teaching and policy development and evaluation to have actual impact on the way science is performed and organised. Projects include:
- evaluation and perception of the 2018 Netherlands code of conduct for researchers.
- what is the role of (too) small studies as a contributing factor to research waste in the form of early termination, non-publication etc.
Committees on Scientific Integrity of Dutch universities and knowledge institutes evaluate claims of breaches of scientific integrity. We are currently, together with the School of Law, building a jurisprudence database that will assist these committees, and can serve as a research platform.
What is reported iin scientific publications not always what actually has been done. Using the so-called “many analysts” approach, we want to look on what the differences are in the handling and analysis of datasets within and between different subsets of biomedicine.
Retractions of fraudulent publications is meant to cleanse the literature. We will, in collaboration with Retraction Watch and CWTS analyse factors associated with retractions, and, more importantly, authorship of such publications.
For more information on this programme, including an overview of active projects, preprints, presentations etc., please take a look on OSF.
- Dr B. Siegerink
- Prof. dr F.R. Rosendaal
- Prof. dr O.M. Dekkers
- Prof. dr R.H.H. Groenwold