Research policy

In the policy period 2019-2023, the FWO wants to conduct its policy according to the five strategies described in the policy plan.

Open access

Open Access is the practice of making scholarly research results freely available online to the public, both within and outside academia, with the ultimate goal being to maximise the impact of said research.

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Data Management Plan (DMP)

Data management is an integral part of sound scientific research.  It covers the description of data and metadata, their storage and long-te…

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Research integrity

The issue of research integrity has become increasingly topical in recent years. A number of high-profile cases of researchers who do not al…

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Research ethics

Consider that ethics issues arise in many areas of research. Apart from the obvious example, the biomedical and health field, involving (unb…

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HR Strategy

The FWO supports researchers in all stages of their careers. For the selection of young researchers, the FWO has implemented an active equal opportunity policy. In addition, the FWO informs its young researchers about their career opportunities within and outside academia, and conducts a policy that seeks to offer them every opportunity to maximize their career options.

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Sustainable travel policy

Internationalisation as common thread throughout FWO The FWO focusses on the internationalisation of scientific research by offering resea…

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Science Communication

The FWO attaches great importance to the public acceptance of science. One way to achieve this is through science communication. That is why we encourage our researchers to systematically communicate about their research to the general public.

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