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The Team

Prof. dr. L.M. Bouter, Project Leader

Emeritus Professor of Methodology and Integrity at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). He was also chair of the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, Hong Kong and currently chairs the World Conference on Research Integrity Foundation. Prof. Bouter was VU’s former Rector Magnificus. He is the founding chair of the Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN).

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Dr. G. Gopalakrishna, Lead Investigator

Assistant Professor and lead investigator for the NSRI. She is an epidemiologist by training with experience in mixed method studies in public health. She has worked with several international guideline panels in developing methods to assess the evidence around medical testing. She is responsible for leading the overall project strategy, direction, and execution of the NSRI.

Dr G. ter Riet, Co-Investigator

Senior scientific adviser at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Urban Vitality Centre of Expertise) and associate professor of epidemiology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (Dept. Cardiology). Dr. ter Riet is specialized in research on research integrity and served on the committee that drafted the Research Program ‘Fostering Responsible Research Practices’ for ZonMw in 2015.

Prof. dr. J. M. Wicherts, Co-investigator

Full Professor & Head of the Methodology & Statistics Department at Tilburg University (TU). He is specialized in research methods & research integrity, founder of the Metaresearch Center, TU (, and an affiliate member of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford(METRICS). prof. dr. Jelte Wicherts | Tilburg University

Dr. Gerko Vink, Co-investigator

Associate Professor of Applied Data Science at Utrecht University with an interest in new developments concerning the presentation of data, results and knowledge. He has a specific focus on incomplete data problems, computational evaluation and software development.

Ms. Sara Behrad, Co-investigator

Research Assistant for the National Survey on Research Integrity at Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC). Responsible for the day to day coordination and administrative execution of the project.