Organisations

Chinacommissie

The China Committee promotes strategic cooperation between the Netherlands and China in bilateral and multilateral research. It assesses research proposals and advises the boards of the Academy and NWO on the allocation of funding and practical programme implementation.

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Academy Institutes Scientific Integrity Complaint Procedure Committee

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (“the Academy”) has a procedure for reporting suspected violations of scientific integrity within its research organisation.

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Assessment Committee Thorbecke Programme

The Thorbecke Fund was established to support research into the life, work, and intellectual legacy of Johan Rudolph Thorbecke (1798-1872), statesman and founding father of Dutch parliamentary democracy.

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Science committees of the Academy

Every institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has a science committee consisting of at least three and no more than seven members.

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Committee for a Vision Document on Innovations without Laboratory Animals in the Neurosciences

The Academy will draw up a vision document for the transition to non-animal research in the neurosciences that offers the same or better quality. It is doing so at the request of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food, as part of its participation (until March 2019) in the TPI programme (Transition to Innovation without Laboratory Animals).

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Committee on the Relationship Between Public and Private Research Funding

In September 2017, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science adopted a motion put forward by the House of Representatives asking the Government to ‘investigate whether and to what extent ties between publicly financed research and enterprise reduce incentives for businesses to invest in research and development themselves.’

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Dutch Studies Committee

In a letter dated 29 January 2019, the Minister of Education, Culture and Science asked the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to issue an advisory report on university programmes in the Dutch Language and Dutch Culture, outlining possible measures aimed at increasing the number of enrolments.

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Optimal balance between NWO research programmes committee

The Academy will issue an advisory report on an optimal balance between programmes for talented researchers, curiosity-driven research (open/free competition) and thematic research.

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