Academic Integrity

TU Delft considers academic integrity a shared responsibility. All staff members that are involved in research, education and impact have their own responsibility, but the university also has Institutions’ duties of care. Thereby she follows the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity, that entered into force on 1 October 2018.

TU Delft has a team of confidential advisors. They are available for employees, students and guests of the TU Delft who are confronted with matters related to undesirable behaviour and/or integrity and wish to exchange views on these matters. This also applies when an employee, student or guest is considering formally reporting a suspected breach of integrity through the TU Delft Regulation on Complaints about Research Integrity.

The TU Delft Research Integrity Committee investigates complaints about suspected violations of academic integrity by an employee of TU Delft, or by another person who is or was working in some other capacity under the responsibility of the university.


Students at TUD commit to complying with the University and Faculty policies on plagiarism, cheating and fraud. You can read more about these polices in the TU Delft Code of Conduct (paragraph 3.3) and on your Faculty pages in the Student portal – or have a look at the “Fraud, don’t be tempted” flyer.

Human trials

The Regulations on Human Trials protect the physical and psychological integrity of the test subjects in human trials. The university <link en about-tu-delft strategy strategy-documents-tu-delft integrity-policy human-research-ethics>Human Research Ethics Committee assesses all proposed research involving human subjects in order to establish the ethical acceptability of such research.

Code Openness Animal trials

Animal testing is subject to the Experiments on Animals Act (Wet op de Dierproeven, WOD). The aim of the WOD is to keep the number of animal experiments and animal suffering to a minimum. TU Delft has an institutional licence WOD. For each project, a researcher must obtain permission from the Central Commission for Animal Experiments via the Internal Animal Welfare Authority (IVD) and an Animal Experiments Committee (Centrale Commissie voor Dierproeven, CCD) to carry out animal experiments. For this, please contact:

With the Code for Transparency in Animal Testing, the VSNU, NFU and KNAW give substance to the widely supported view that openness about scientific research involving animals is both desirable and necessary.