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Research Policy

Our research strategy consists of three important themes:

  • Research policy
  • Quality policies
  • Academic career procedures and policies

Our research policy ensures that laws and regulations that affect scientific research are safeguarded in policies of UMC Utrecht. We guarantee the quality of scientific research by means of our quality system. And our academic careers domain covers central procedures and policies regarding PhDs, associate professors and full professors, including talent programs.

We ensure that laws and regulations that affect scientific research are safeguarded in policies (and procedures) of UMC Utrecht and that the vision and research strategy of UMC Utrecht is reflected in the policies. (e.g. Open Science, Diversity).

Gender Equality Policy (GEP)

We have a Gender Equality policy. For Horizon Europe proposals you can choose YES we have a GEP for UMC Utrecht. (check box graphic)

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

All researchers of the University Medical Centre Utrecht are asked to inform the Research Support Office when applying for NIH research funding. By applying for or participating in NIH research funding activities, the University Medical Centre Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), and on behalf of the institution each investigator involved, is subject to Public Health Services (PHS) regulation 42 CFR 50 Subpart F “Promoting objectivity in research”. In this document we bring all related UMC Utrecht policies together, which inform all relevant parties of the rules and procedures to be followed, in case of Financial conflict of interest.

More information?

Please contact our Research Office: researchoffice@umcutrecht.nl.

We treat patients according to the latest insights and scientific research. This ‘top referral care’ is the result of a continuous, intensive interaction between our medical professionals and our researchers.

UMC Utrecht has the following instruments for quality assurance in research:

  • Quality check on the research file prior to submission for medical ethics review or start study by the quality coordinator research within the division;
  • Data management plan is mandatory for all scientific research;
  • Mandatory monitoring for all research subject to the WMO (Medical Research Involving Human Subjects Act);
  • Internal audit program by means of tracers.

More information?

Please contact our Research Office: researchoffice@umcutrecht.nl.

We have central procedures and policies in place regarding PhDs, associate professors and full professors, including talent programs. Think of registration and monitoring of PhD trajectories, administrative management of central promotion decisions and advising the dean about these topics,

Six differentiated academic career paths

We introduce 6 differentiated academic career paths highlighting a broad set of dedicated research quality indicators that promote Team Science and Open Science and that are informed by the transition towards new ‘Recognition & Rewards’. This broadening of career paths is formally incorporated in academic appointments and is stimulated by appointing role models.

Learn more about recognition and rewards.