With his lecture ‘Scientific integrity in seven trends' on the 1st of June, Professor of Law Jonathan Soeharno will kick off Month of Integrity organized at the UT. ‘I’d hope academics don’t see ethical dilemmas as a side issue,’ says the specialist in the field of ethics and integrity.
Research integrity isn’t at the forefront of everyone’s minds yet, says University of Utrecht professor of Jurisprudence Ton Hol, who was the main author of a report for a network of European universities on this subject. Universities should work on that. There’s room for improvement of scientists’ knowledge of methods of research and statistics. The requirements for integrity in research should become stricter, and the atmosphere at universities should become more open, to be able to discuss difficult issues in research.