Scientific freedom – the Duisenberg motion

At the request of the Academy Board, the Committee for the Freedom of Scientific Pursuit will draft an advisory memorandum in response to the motion submitted to the Dutch House of Representatives by MPs Karin Straus and Pieter Duisenberg.


The Academy will investigate whether self-censorship and suppression of a diversity of opinion play a role in Dutch science and scholarship. The Academy will consider the question from many different perspectives and make recommendations for safeguarding scientific freedom.


The advisory memorandum will appear in early 2018.