The trust students, colleagues, financiers and the society have in science, isn’t so self-evident. This scientific integrity has to be protected. But making a judgment whether or not someone or something exceeds the bounds of integrity, is not that simple.
This is why the Board of Governors at Hasselt University founded a Commission for Scientific Integrity (CSI) in 2013. Based on their procedure rules the CSI decides if the “Codes of Ethics for Scientific Research in Belgium” has been violated.