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Minister orders evaluation of Dutch academic integrity code

   

Concern over intransparency around external funding sparks government review and renewed calls for national register

The Dutch government has asked an independent committee to investigate whether the country’s code of conduct for academic integrity is still adequate, following concerns over intransparency around researchers’ second jobs.

Science minister Robbert Dijkgraaf told the Dutch parliament last week that he would oversee such an investigation after several cases of professors admitting they had additional jobs for the entity that funds them. 

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