Foreword newsletter nr 4 – December 2016

Last modified: May 22, 2017

by Fenneke Blom
 

It is already two years ago that I started working for the Netherlands Research Integrity Network. We’ve done a lot, and want to do a lot more. And we get the chance to do so! The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) decided to extended their initial funding for NRIN with one year. We are very grateful for this opportunity to continue our work, and also for your enthusiasm and many supportive responses and great attendance to our meetings. Without you, we are no network.

When I started working as NRIN coordinator, there was no network until then, I didn’t know you yet, and I didn’t know much about your work. But we had ambitions and soon we had concrete plans too. During the two-year project, we acted upon those plans and developed many more. We had discussion meetings with confidential counselors and with RI committee chairs, we discussed the national code of conduct with them. We organized a seminar about RI education. We launched a website, that grew this big that we now work on a revision. We became member of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices, and presented the NRIN project at national and international events. We also organized our first NRIN research conference, which solicited for a second version (planned in the autumn next year). We informed you about developments in the field in three newsletters, and here is number four.

It’s our longest newsletter so far, and it is representative of the development of the network. The topics covered in this letter are very divers, so are the members of the network, and those who wrote the newsletter contributions. New topics or projects are introduced, and results of other projects or developments are shared. Enjoy!
Happy holidays, and I hope to see you next year at the 5th world conference or 2nd NRIN conference!

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