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Independence in scientific research
VUmc-AMC Research Code

In order to consistently promote, facilitate and ensure conduction of scientific research according to the principles of conduct for research integrity in and across the University Medical Centers in Amsterdam, a joint Research Code was established on behalf of the Executive Boards of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) and VU University medical center (VUmc). On this website you can read the integral text of this VUmc-AMC Research Code, or you can download a pdf of the code here .

The Research Code applies to all units operating within the AMC and VUmc organization. Every scientific practitioner - from Principal Investigators to junior researchers, as well as research support staff - should know of this Code and be familiar with its content. This Research Code is, however, not a research handbook, nor a 'cookbook' covering all regulations in detail. Instead, and because the process of evolving possibilities and questions is crucial in scientific research, the Code provides a framework to guide researchers in living up to the values of independence and integrity. It provides and introduces the main issues on the different topics, and where useful or necessary refers to further readings. By making clear which conduct is expected and considered effective, this Code hopes to contribute to an atmosphere of openness and a culture where doing research is an enjoyable and productive experience.

The seperate chapters of the code can be accessed by using the left menu-bar or by using the table of contents
On this page you can also find a pdf of the Code and the new Research Code flyer.

This VUmc-AMC research code is effective since october 2013 - Last update: april 8th 2016