European advisory committee


Nils Axelsen

Nils Axelsen photoMD, DSc.Med, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , born 1942, worked at University of Copenhagen 1969-78, and since 1978 in various leading positions at Statens Serum Institut (SSI), Copenhagen, Denmark. Co-founder and member of DCSD, the Danish Committee on Scientific Dishonesty (1992-2005). Since 2008 he runs SSI’s Office of Research Integrity as SSI’s Special Advisor for research integrity policy, education and personal advice, and is also consultant for universities on how to establish and execute Research Integrity policies. Member of planning committee for 4th WCRI. Has been member of major Danish scientific committees and research supporting foundations.

Maura Hiney

Portrait Jan 2013 017 MauraMaura is a qualified nurse (1982), holds a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology (1988) and a PhD (1994) in molecular diagnostics. She worked as a researcher and as Director of Research Support Services in the university sector, and is currently Head of Research Policy and Evaluation at the Health Research Board, Ireland.
Maura chaired the Science Europe Working Group on Research Integrity (RI), an ESF RI governance Working Group and participates in ENRIO. She has been influential in promoting research integrity in Ireland, is a member of the National RI Forum and was a co-author of the Irish National Policy on RI.
She was an expert advisor to the 2015 Luxembourg EU Presidency, during which the Competitive Council adopted Conclusions on RI.

Ana Marusic

AM Photo Ana MarusicAna Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia, and the Founder and Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Global Health. Since 2012, she is Honorary Professor of the Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Prof. Marušić is Past President of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and of the Council of Science Editors (CSE). She is currently the President of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE). Prof. Marušić is the founder of Cochrane Croatia and creator of the Croatian public registry of clinical trials. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network.

University of Medicine in Split

Nicole Foeger

FOE 3230 Nicole FoegerNicole Foeger holds a PhD degree in biochemistry and worked as a researcher at the Medical University of Vienna, the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg (Germany) and at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Later on she also obtained a postgraduate education in Public Relations. Since 2010 she is Head of the Administrative Office of the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity. Since April 2012 Nicole Foeger is the elected Chair of the European Network of Research Integrity Offices (ENRIO). She is frequently involved in teaching and training good scientific practice in Austria as well as in other European countries.

Austrian Agency for Research Integrity

Debora Weber-Wulff

dww 2015Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff, originally from the USA, is a computer scientist and professor for media and computing at the engineering college HTW in Berlin, Germany. She has been publishing on the topic of plagiarism since 2002, her book “False Feathers: An Academic Perspective on Plagiarism” was published by Springer in 2014. Since 2011 she has been active in the German academic community VroniPlag Wiki that documents plagiarism in doctoral dissertations and other academic publications. This work has encouraged a wide discussion of plagiarism in Germany. Since 2004 she has also been testing so-called plagiarism detection software and conducting seminars that educate about the issue of plagiarism and the problems the use of such software incurs, as software cannot identify plagiarism, but only some instances of textual overlap. In 2014 she looked at plagiarism in medical dissertations in Germany, her current research is on duplicate publications in open access medical journals.

Kris Dierickx

Kris Dierickx

Kris Dierickx is full professor of biomedical ethics and a staff member of the Centre for biomedical ethics and law, Faculty of Medicine (KU Leuven, Belgium). His research and publications focus on the ethics of research, and research ethics. He published more than 150 peer reviewed papers. Kris Dierickx was the coordinator of an EC funded FP6 is partner in several national and international research consortia He received international grants (China Scholarship Council) and national grants (FWO-Vlaanderen, IWT, KU Leuven, VIB, Leuven University Fund, IRO) Kris Dierickx is member of several ethics committees, editorial boards, and acts as a contractual ethics reviewer in the European Union for Horzizon 2020 projects and ERC grants.


Erika Löfström

Erika Löfström, PhD, is Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Centre for Research and Development of Higher Education. She is member of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity, and Chair of the Review Board on Ethics in Research on Human Participants, University of Helsinki. Löfström has in the past been a member of working groups of the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity, namely, Integrity Education Working Group and Doctoral Supervision Working Group. She is also a member of the LERU (League of European Research Universities) Expert Group on Research Integrity, and in 2014 she organized the annual LERU Doctoral Summer School “Research integrity in a complex society - Doing the right things right” at the University of Helsinki. She teaches research ethics to doctoral students and her research interests include academic integrity, teaching and learning research ethics, academic writing and plagiarism, and ethics/integrity in doctoral supervision. Her research project Teaching and Learning Academic Integrity in Social Sciences has received five-year funding from the Academy of Finland.

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Itziar de Lecuona

DE LECUONA I RI AMSTERDAMTenure Track Lecturer, Dept. Public Health (School of Medicine) and Researcher at the Bioethics and Law Observatory-UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (School of Law) at the University of Barcelona. Research interests: bioethics, ethics committees in scientific research, research integrity and RRI Member of the Bioethics Commission at the Universit of Barcelona and of the Research Ethics Committee at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and of the Catalonian Bioethics Committee Member of the Research Integrity Expert Group and Ethics in HORIZON 2020 Working Group, League of European Research Universities and of the ELSI Board EITHealth (KICs EU)

University of Barcelona



Pieter Drenth

Pieter J.D. DrenthPieter J.D. Drenth studied psychology at the VU University Amsterdam and New York University (Fulbright). He received his PhD in 1960.
He has been a Professor of Psychology since 1967 and Emeritus Professor since 2006 at the VU University Amsterdam. From 1982-1987 he served as Rector Magnificus of this University, and from 1990 – 1996 as President of the Royal Netherlands’ Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 2000 – 2006 he was President (and since 2006 Honorary President) of ALLEA (All European Academies, i.e. the European Union of national Academies of Sciences and Humanities).
He chaired the ESF/ALLEA Working Group that wrote the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (2011).



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