TU/e places great importance on a number of core values in the TU/e Value statement. The scientific independence and integrity of scientific staff are key priorities. TU/e also highly values transparency and integrity in business relationships. As an organization, we regard it as important for staff and students to act with integrity in the areas of research, knowledge transfer and education. This is not self‑evident, and must be promoted actively. That is why at TU/e we commit ourselves to codes of conduct and regulations that provide guidance for working and studying at our university.
The nationally agreed codes of conduct and TU/e regulations shown below are intended to anchor our core values and the way we behave towards each other within our university in the areas of both education and research.
These codes of conduct and regulations include:
Confidential advisors are available in the three above areas. They act as contact persons, in particular for TU/e staff and students who are faced with (or suspect) misconduct, inappropriate behavior or conflicts, and can help in reaching a solution or submitting a formal complaint.
Within the framework of VSNU, the Dutch universities have concluded a Sectoral Scheme Covering Ancillary Activities. A uniform policy for all universities in which university employees are expected to report their ancillary activities, and to which there are no exceptions. Please find more information on the page about ancillary activities.
At TU/e we highly value that research and educational activities are conducted with societal responsibility. This is especially important for activities involving human participants or personally identifiable data. TU/e therefore promotes ethical awareness amongst researchers and students.
At TU/e, a central Ethical Review Board (ERB) is installed by the Executive Board in which all departments are represented. The aim of the ERB is to stimulate TU/e researchers and students to carry out research in accordance with accepted ethical standards and to act in accordance with existing laws and regulations. From 2020 on, all relevant research within TU/e will be reviewed by the ERB before the onset of the study. The ERB strives to incorporate existing laws and regulations on personal data, privacy and research data management into the ethical review procedures, in order to facilitate researchers as efficiently as possible. Research which is subjected to the Law on Medical Scientific Research involving Human Beings (WMO) or the Medical Devices Act (WMH) should be reviewed by an accredited Medical Research Ethics Committee (MREC, outside the TU/e). TU/e offers support during the ethical reviewing procedures. The contact of the ethical review board can be found here.