Welcome to the webpage of the Team training
'Research integrity and responsible research culture for teams’!

Whether you are doing research for the first-time, or are already involved in several research projects, you probably have experience working in a team. Everyone can name an example of a difficult situation in which not everyone on the team would make the same decision, or a situation in which you all feel, "we would actually prefer that to be different". How do you deal with that as a team? How can you create 'good' and honest decisions together, even when some colleagues prefer things differently?

During this team training we focus on the dilemmas that occur within responsible research, and we look at the research culture in the team, or more broadly: within the institution. Together with the team, we work towards concrete action plans that you can use to conduct 'good' and responsible research together. A tailor-made plan, for your team.

Learning Outcomes

After following the Team training the team and the team member is/are able to:

1.   Identify and discuss Research Integrity (RI) issues in their own work.     

2.     Give meaning to RI stewardship of the team and the team member, by establishing personal values and values which are considered important in the team.

3.     Make decisions with integrity by engaging in constructive dialogue on RI issues and interpreting and weighing different interests in applied research.

4.     Jointly draw up actions that increase awareness to RI issues in applied research, foster skills and tools to discuss the theme and develop a research culture in which RI is promoted. 


The training consists of four sessions of two hours each, preceded by assignments of approximately one hour per meeting. During the meetings we will discuss in various forms of conversation about integrity issues and responsible research culture. 

  Session 1 concerns the learning objectives of the team and the introduction of the theme of 'responsible research'. In two exercises, the first two conversation methods will be discussed. 

  Session 2 focuses on (one of the) team goals by defining a 'good' team member and a 'good' research team. During session two also CURA (a conversation model) will be introduced. 

In preparation to Session 3 CURA is implemented within the team. After a reflection on the experiences with this model, we go more in depth with our dialogues by analyzing and reflecting on a case study. 

  Session 4 addresses the experienced research culture and how to foster a responsible research culture.  This session results in a concrete action plan. Finally, the team can put everything they have learned and developed as a team into practice!

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Blom, F.,  Berentsen, S.M.J. & Van der Sande, R. (2021). Onderzoeksintegriteit en verantwoorde onderzoekscultuur voor teams. Handleiding voor cursisten (Handleiding). Nijmegen: Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen.