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 two confidential counsellors research integrity: confidential conversation partners for employees, students or guests of TU Delft who see themselves confronted with matters that touch on research integrity and who want to exchange thoughts about this.
TU Delft also has a Regulation on Complaints about Research Integrity, which includes amongst others a scrupulous and fair procedure to deal with complaints regarding research integrity, including any decision-making resulting from it.
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.
The Regulations on Human Trials protect the physical and psychological integrity of the test subjects in human trials. The university 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: IVD@TUDelft.nl.
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.