The NSRI acknowledges both the need to take an efficient science-overarching perspective and the need to take into account the differences between scientific disciplines. It also acknowledges the complexity of the science system by addressing the roles of all its major stakeholders (such as researchers, institutions, funders, and journals). We aim to raise awareness not only within The Netherlands on the prevalence of DRPs across the different science domains but also to shed light on specific determinants of these misbehaviors. By doing so we hope to be able to influence the creation of a more transparent and rigorous approach in the conduct of science as a whole.
We believe our study findings are relevant for scientists, research institutions, funders, and publishers of scientific research to improve the research climate and to keep high the honorability of science and scientists. As the outcomes will be available through Open Access publications and through (inter)national conferences. The results will also be used to develop concrete action plans on how to reduce DRPs and thereby foster RRPs in the Netherlands. These action plans will be co-created with stakeholder representatives from each domain, in collaboration with a professional change implementation organization.