11 February 2021

What makes doing science so attractive to Dorine Swinkels, professor of Laboratory Medicine? And was Maroeska Rovers, professor of Evidence-based Surgery ever confronted with sloppy science or questionable research practices? Which temptations did geriatrician and professor of Clinical Geriatrics Marcel Olde Rikkert successfully withstand to stay on track in science?

Anything you ever wanted to ask these Radboudumc scientists, you can ask them during the online College Tour on 9 March 2021. Talk show host Dr Jos Kole will invite three experienced researchers from Radboudumc to talk freely about their successes and failures in research, the ambitions and dreams that drive them in science, their motivation and (perhaps sometimes?) desperation in doing research. What does make the life of a scientist meaningful? How did great success come about? Which discoveries are they most proud of?

Scientific integrity is often associated with avoiding fraud and keeping away from questionable research practices and sloppy science. Yet, this is a rather negative way to approach scientific integrity. Having attended several classes, courses and workshops on research integrity, one may easily get the idea that science is a muddy practice, better to be avoided than to join in. During this College Tour talk show, we want to turn things around and shed light on the other, more positive side: why is it so engaging to do research in an excellent way?

Of course, we won’t shut our eyes for all the things that may go wrong, the negative consequences of hard competition and perverse incentives. Yet, there is much that makes science worthwhile and there all kinds of reason to try to do science in the best way possible.

Questions for the guests

During the College Tour you can submit your questions for Dorine, Maroeska and Marcel via the chat. If you already have some questions for them you can submit them during registration.

Time and location

Tuesday 9 March 16:00 – 17:30 hrs
Due to Corona-restrictions the meeting will be a webinar. The webinar link will be sent to you after registration.


Registration is required. Please register via www.radboudumc.nl/researchintegrityrounds.

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.

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