Anyone involved in a CSI procedure, including the accused, the reporter and the institution, may also request a second opinion from the Flemish Commission for Scientific Integrity (FCSI). This second opinion must be submitted to the FCSI within the month following the decision of the University College CSI.
The FCSI was established in October 2013 on the initiative of the Scientific Research Fund. Her task is limited to:
- advise on specific files which are already considered in one or more of the committees for scientific integrity within the Flemish universities
- advise on more general questions regarding this matter due to scientific institutions in Flanders
Vlaamse Commissie Wetenschappelijke Integriteit (VCWI)
Paleis der Academiën