Responsible Research & Research Integrity

Responsible Research & Research Integrity

Ghent, Bio-Accelerator

19 March 2020, 9h00 - 12h30

General context

During this training, different aspects of ‘responsible research’ will be discussed.
Some background information will be given on relevant legislation, but a larger part of this session will cover the topic of research integrity. What is research misconduct? How often does it occur? What about the grey areas of ‘questionable research practices’? How far can one go in manipulating an image? And how to correctly give credit through authorship? In a second part, some background will be given on how organizations have picked up sustainability and responsibility in their policies.


After completing this course on Responsible Research & Research Integrity, the participants should have the awareness, the necessary background information, and enough practical insights to become a true responsible scientist. 


Next to highly interactive theoretical lectures, different practical exercises will be built in.

Extra information
  • This training is free for VIB participants.
  • Registration fee for non-VIB academics is € 25 (VAT incl).
  • The course is not open for industry.
  • Note that upon no show without valid justification you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year. Click here for more information.


René Custers
VIB Regulatory & Responsible Research Manager
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Practical info

19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent

Technologiepark 21
9052 Zwijnaarde

19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent
Public transport


At Gent St Pieters station you can take the following city buses: Buses 70, 71 and 72 ("Tramstraat"). You get off at the stop marked "Bollebergen" (on the Grote Steenweg Noord). The Technology Park is straight in front of you on the other side of the soft verge.

There is also a shuttle bus from Gent-Sint-Pieters, more information can be found here.


19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent

Route description

There is free parking available in front of the building.

19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent
Location contact

+32 9 328 19 02


VIB training
Tel: +32 9 244 66 11