Executive Board

Lex Bouter

Lex Bouter

Chair and Founder

Lex Bouter has a tenured chair in Methodology and Integrity at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science of the Amsterdam University Medical Centers and the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities of the Vrije Universiteit. He is currently involved research and teaching on research integrity topics. He was professor of Epidemiology since 1992 and served his university as its rector between 2006 and 2013. Professor Bouter has supervised 76 PhD students, of whom to date 17 were appointed as professor. He is the founding chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation.

Dorien van der Schot

Dorien van der Schot


Dorien joined NRIN as coordinator in 2019. During her Master's, she enrolled in a research project examining the relation between competition in research funding and questionable research practices, from a historical perspective. What drives her, is her interest in history and philosophy of science, and her curiousness in the complex and dynamic field of research integrity. Next to her work as coordinator of NRIN, Dorien is a junior researcher in the INSPIRE project.

Advisory Board

Fenneke Blom

Dr. Blom has a biomedical background with a focus on epidemiology, communication and policy making. After defending her thesis on periconceptional folic acid supplementation, she coordinated NRIN. Fenneke continued working in the field of research integrity as postdoc on the INSPIRE project and the VIRT2UE project, in which she develops online training and trains trainers to train virtue-based ethics and integrity training. At the HAN University of Applied Sciences she now works as a senior researcher on the TETRIAS project, designing tailored training for researchers in UASs. Fenneke is an experienced moral case deliberation moderator and has (re)designed the Research Integrity courses and training materials for various institutions.


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