Academic Integrity at Vrije Universiteit-VUmc

Academic integrity is high on the agendas of Dutch universities. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and VU Medical Center work hard to ensure that all their academic staff have a good knowledge of the national VSNU Code of Conduct and remain informed of the latest developments regarding academic integrity policy. Despite this, situations can still arise where academic integrity seems to have been compromised.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit) and VU Medical Center (VUmc) subscribe to the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity 2018.

Vrije Universiteit and VUmc operate a joint policy for the handling of academic integrity complaints. This complaints procedure outlines the various steps to be taken in the event of a complaint, the officers who play a role in this procedure and what you can expect once a complaint has been submitted.

General questions can be directed to F. Smitskamp (Fieke), academic integrity policy adviser and official secretary to the Academic Integrity Committee (CWI):, +31 (0)20-59 85338 (Mon. to Thu.). Please click here for an overview of confidential counsellors.

Complaint regulations of VU and VUmc