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The Research Integrity Rounds are organized 3 times a year for master students and research staff. read more

About the event

The Research Integrity Rounds are organized at Radboudumc to stimulate dialogue and debate about matters of research integrity.

All members of the academic community, from student to PhD candidate to professor, are invited to join this exchange.

Please note that PhD candidates can add the Research Integrity Rounds to their Training and Supervision Plan (TSP).


Research Integrity Round, 13 December 2023


Data 2023 - 2024

Webinar 16:00 - 17:30 hrs:

  • 13 December 2023
  • 13 March 2024

 More information will follow.


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Research Integrity Round #18 - 13 December 2023 Research ethical issues in the physician/researcher/ patient/participant quadrangle

In (bio)medical research both physicians and patients can play diverse roles. Physicians can be researchers at the same time. Patients function as research participants, but they may also partner in other roles in research. During this webinar we will explore both opportunities and issues that may influence the integrity of the researcher who operates in the quadrangle of physician, researcher, patient and participant. 

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Research Integrity Round #18 - 13 December 2023 Research ethical issues in the physician/researcher/ patient/participant quadrangle

Apart from being research participant, patients may take part in the design, financing, coordination, evaluation and assessment of research. Physicians may be able to explain better to their patients why they should participate in a trial. Yet, seeking their consent, they may also thwart their voluntariness to participate. Both physicians and patients run the risk of so-called therapeutical misconception. Participation of patient federations may stimulate patient relevant research, but a strong patient lobby might also put pressure on researchers.  

This RIR is organised in close collaboration with the regional Medical Ethics Review Committee (MERC Oost-Nederland). This committee assesses (bio)medical research proposals. It is regularly confronted with issues related to this research ethical issues in the quadrangle. During the RIR, members of the committee will join the conversation with our guests. They will share their experiences with and insights about the ambivalent roles of physicians and patients in research. 

We will explore this theme with four guests, and use pitches, polls, and panel conversations to engage everybody. Of course, members of the public can ask questions as well. Our host will be dr. Jos Kole. 


Dr. Jeroen Janssen is hematologist at the Department of Hematology of Radboudumc. He regularly combines the roles of researcher and physician.   
Dr. Bart van de Warrenburg is neurologist at the Radboudumc with an interest for the genetic background of neurological movement disorders. He closely collaborates with patients in research.   
Klaartje Spijkers (MSc), senior advisor of the Netherlands Patients Federation, will shed light on the diverse roles that patients can play in research.  
Prof.dr. Gerard Rongen, is chair of the Medical Ethical Review Committee East-Netherlands, and Professor in Translational Cardiovascular Research at Radboudumc. 

Time and location 

Wednesday 13 December 2023 16:00 – 17:30 hrs.
The meeting will be a webinar. The webinar link will be sent to you after registration. 


Registration is required. Please register via

Target group 

We invite all master students, junior and senior researchers and other staff members to attend this event and join the discussion.  

Please note that PhD candidates can add the Research Integrity Rounds to their Training and Supervision Plan. 

Research Integrity Round 13 September 2023 The Learning Curve: Theatre play about (sexual) intimidation and abuse of power in academic context


Many of us know stories about (sexual) intimidation and abuse of powers on the academic working flour. Either from their own experience or from hear say. The aim of this Research Integrity Round is to stimulate the conversation and raise awareness about these and related topics like social (un)safety, harassment, unwelcome behavior, and unequal power relations in the academia. We should address these problems to improve things. 

“Het Acteursgenootschap” (The Dutch Actors Society) has been invited for this Research Integrity Round (on location after many online editions...). Their theatre play “The Learning Curve” provides an excellent opportunity to discuss our theme. The play contains diverse situations in which academics cross borders, either implicitly or explicitly. 

The performance will be followed by an exchange of experiences and insights and a discussion about the question how we can foster a safe and positive academic working space for all. 


15:00 hrs: Walk-in
15:15 hrs: Start Research Integrity Round

  • Welcome by Prof. Guillén Fernández
  • Theatre play: The Learning Curve by het Acteursgenootschap
  • Discussion led by moderator Dr. Jos Kole

17:00 hrs: Drinks

Time and location

Time: Wednesday 13 September 2023 15:00 – 17:30 hrs
Location: Radboudumc Experience Center (Auditorium) - Geert Grooteplein 15 Nijmegen


Registration is required. Please register via There is a limited number of seats available.

Target group

We invite all master students, junior and senior researchers and other staff members to attend this event and join the discussion.
Please note that PhD candidates can add the Research Integrity Rounds to their Training and Supervision Plan.

Previous editions

The Research Integrity Rounds have been organized since September 2018.

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Previous editions

  • June 2023: 'Patents at Radboudumc: a blessing or a curse?'. Guests: Jolanda de Vries (Radboudumc, Joram Sjoerts (Radboudumc) and Hans Radder (Vu Amsterdam). View the webinar.
  • March 2023: Collegetour with Prof. Hedi Claahsen and Prof. Sandra Heskamp. View the webinar.
  • September 2022: "Publication ethics: Promises, problems and perspectives". Guests: Dr. Tamarinde Haven (Charité, Berlin), Prof. Iris Nagtegaal (Radboudumc), Prof. Bart Kiemeney (Radboudumc). View the webinar.
  • March 2022: "Research Integrity in times of crisis: Juggling slow and fast science". Guests: Dr. Daniel Warmerdam, Prof. Debby Gerritsen, Prof. Marcel Olde Rikkert, Prof. Saskia Middeldorp. View the webinarRead the blog.
  • December 2021: "The challenges of collaboration with profit and non-profit organisations". Guests: Tanya Sluyter (Novartis Pharma B.V.), Prof. Carel Hoyng (Dept. of Opthalmology) and Prof. Lex Bouter (Amsterdam UMC). View the webinar. Read the blog. Presentation Prof. Lex Bouter. Presentation Tanya Sluyter.
  • September 2021: “The Dark Side of Science: Misconduct in Biomedical Research”. Guest: Dr Elisabeth Bik. Read the blog
  • March 2021: Research Integrity Rounds - College Tour. Dorine Swinkels - professor of Laboratory Medicine, Maroeska Rovers - professor of Evidence-based Surgery and Marcel Olde Rikkert - professor of Clinical Geriatrics. View the webinar  
  • December 2020: “Recognition and Rewards for Radboudumc Academics”. Guests: Prof. Jeroen Geurts (Director ZonMw), Dr Annemijn Algra (UMC Utrecht, Young Science in Transition), Dean Prof. Jan Smit. View the webinar. Read the blog.
  • September 2020: “Sex and gender and research integrity: a tale of how and who”. Guests: Prof. Hanneke Takkenberg (Erasmus University), Prof. Sabine Oertelt, Dean Prof. Jan Smit. View the webinar  
  • March 2020: “Can we change science? Yes, we can?” Guest: Prof. Frank Miedema, one of the persons who started the Dutch Science in Transition movement in 2013
  • December 2019: “Facing Integrity Challenges: How does Peer Review cause or resolve issues?”. Guests: Serge Horbach, researcher and expert on peer review in relation to scientific integrity, and Prof. Roshan Cools, researcher and editor of a scientific journal
  • September 2019: “Scientists on the sofa. How to survive as researcher without losing your integrity”. Guests: Joeri Tijdink, author of the book “Wetenschappers op de sofa”, DCMN director Prof. Guillen Fernandez and PhD candidate Tamara van Woezik
  • March 2019: College tour with three experienced Radboudumc researchers (Prof. Alessandra Cambi, Prof. Judith Prins, Dr Edo Richard) who spoke about their experiences with perverse stimuli but also about their passion for research
  • February 2019: Introduction of the new Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity with the interactive play “The ConScience App” followed by a discussion based on the new code
  • December 2018: Movie ‘On being a scientist’ with a discussion led by one of the initiators of the movie Prof. Frans van Lunteren, Professor of history of the Natural Sciences at Leiden University
  • September 2018: Authorship of Master students: a matter of scientific integrity?