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Research Integrity Matters

Research Integrity Matters. Every researcher probably agrees. But what is research integrity exactly? How do we foster research integrity on the micro and macro level? In this podcast, Gowri Gopalakrishna and Marino van Zelst, discuss research integrity from a multidisciplinary view with guests that study research integrity or work in this area on a daily basis.

Aim of the series

The primary goal of the research integrity podcast is to bring research integrity topics to a wider and broader research audience, by stepping “out of the research integrity bubble”. In doing so, we hope that research integrity will become a more mainstream topic that researchers of all backgrounds and disciplines feel comfortable in engaging from within their own research environments. Our hope with this series, is that the podcast will serve as a source of information to spur interest and create awareness among researchers on research integrity matters.  

Additionally, we will try to let general stakeholders like funders, policy makers and the general public, get more acquainted with research integrity: what it means, and why it is important in safeguarding research quality. Again, with the purpose of reaching an audience “out of the research integrity bubble”. As we step increasingly into the open science era, we believe informing a wider audience on research integrity and the research process is an important effort to make.

Specifications: agenda, frequency and availability

The series will exist of 12 talks, with the frequency of one episode per month, around 30-45 minutes each. The podcast agenda for the coming six months will be available soon.

Check the first episode of this series through Apple, Google or Spotify!


This podcast series is an idea of Marino van Zelst and Gowri Gopalakrishna. Marino van Zelst has a background in organization science and infectious diseases and works on the intersection of infectious disease and strategic complexity. He studies policy responses to infectious disease outbreaks through quantitative modeling and empirical research. He hosts various podcasts on topics related to infectious diseases and healthcare. Gowri Gopalakrishna is an epidemiologist by training who has spent the last four years working on the Dutch National Survey on Research Integrity. She is currently assistant professor at Maastricht University where she teaches research integrity, ethics and open science and conducts meta research on these topics. She is also research fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science, Amsterdam University Medical Center where she works on the same topics.