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Dutch universities pledge to tackle intimidation

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Guidelines seek to provide scientists with better protection from threats and harassment

Universities in the Netherlands have teamed up to oppose threats against scientists by presenting guidelines on the issue to the research ministry and launching an online platform to report abuse.

The universities presented the guidelines to research minister Ingrid van Engelshoven this month, urging the government to stand up for scientists who had been threatened and intimidated.

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