What is Amsterdam’s Academic Research Climate?
Part of our main research project “The Epistemic Responsibilities of the University” is a subproject on Amsterdam’s Academic Research Climate.
Amsterdam’s Research Climate (ARCA)
The motivation for carrying out the ARCA project is that we have hardly any data on what motivates people to adhere to their integrity in academic research. Being a reliable researcher that takes integrity seriously is important for the trust in research and researchers. There are some ideas up in the air as to what makes researches behave reliably and virtuous, but little empirical evidence is available. ARCA is one of the pioneering studies that looks at ways to foster responsible research practices. To do this, we first need to get insight into which determinants play a role in stimulating responsible conduct of research, but also which determinants fuel research misconduct or questionable research practices.
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The project is carried by prof dr. Lex Bouter, dr. Joeri Tijdink and Tamarinde Haven, MSc. Prof. dr. René van Woudenberg is one of the members of the steering group.