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Scientific Integrity

Scientific research plays an important role at the Princess Máxima Center and is crucial to increase cure rates and to decrease late effects of treatment. Our ambition is to be the best scientific research institute for pediatric oncology in Europe. We also want to compete with the leading children's oncology research institutes outside Europe, such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the United States. The Princess Máxima Center wants to become a leading international research institute that employs both national and international top scientific talents.

Within the Princess Máxima Center, all persons involved in research bear a personal responsibility to maintain scientific integrity. The general principles of professional scientific conduct should be observed at all times. The Netherlands Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice (VSNU 2005, amended in 2012) provides an elaboration of these principles, to which the Princess Máxima Center also subscribes, and which are further elaborated and explained in its research code.

One of the aids to assess scientific integrity is the right to complain if Princess Máxima Center employees are violating scientific integrity or if they are suspected of doing so. We appreciate being informed of complaints about scientific conduct because this gives us the opportunity to find a solution, and it also helps us to ensure scientific integrity.

Read the Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure guidelines here.

Members of the complaints committee are:

Frank Holstege (chairmen)

Martha Grootenhuis (member)

Anne Rietveld (lawyer)

Jan Molenaar (confident)

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