Research projects within the programmes of the Graduate School of Social Sciences have to comply with generally accepted ethical standards for conducting research and handling data.
The Ethical Guidelines for Student Research provides students and their supervisors with support for ethical reflection upon students’ research plans, for the master’s theses or other research projects. You can download the Ethical Guidelines for Student Research below.
In the first part of the document, academic integrity is defined. Its principles should guide all GSSS students’ conduct during the whole process of their studies, and ideally beyond. The second part of the document offers a list of questions to help students to think through their research plan and complete the ethical reflection section or chapter of their thesis or paper. The third part describes the procedure for obtaining ethical clearance for a student research project, in cases where this is required by the degree programme. The fourth and final part describes the procedure for acquiring permission for fieldwork or research work placements outside of the Netherlands, in cases where this is required by the degree programme.