Lex Bouter is Professor Emeritus of Methodology and Integrity at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University Medical Centers.
Lex Bouter obtained a MSc degree in Medical Biology at Utrecht University and joined Maastricht University in 1984, where he was trained as an epidemiologist and obtained his PhD. In 1988 he published a textbook on epidemiology, the seventh revised Dutch edition of which appeared in 2016 and the first English edition in 2018. In 1992, he took up a tenured position as Professor of Epidemiology in Amsterdam. From 2006 until 2013 he was Rector Magnificus of his university.Subsequently, Professor Bouter prepared for a return to science during a sabbatical leave. In 2014 his tenured professorship was broadened to Methodology and Integrity. He is currently involved in teaching and research regarding responsible conduct of research, questionable research practices and research misconduct. In 2017, Professor Bouter organized and Co-chaired the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity in Amsterdam, the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity in Hong Kong in 2019, the 7th World Conference on Research Integrity in Cape Town in 2022, and is chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation.