About LOWI

(Hi)story of LOWI
Composition of LOWI
Foundation LOWI
Advisory board
Affiliated institutions
Annual report

(Hi)story of LOWI

The LOWI has been established in 2003 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). As an independent advisory body it plays a role in the complaints procedure about alleged violations of principles of research integrity.

Since its foundation, the annual number of petitions submitted to the LOWI has increased. And the number of institutions affiliated with the LOWI has grown considerably.

Read more about the development of LOWI:

Composition of LOWI

The LOWI is composed of:

The LOWI is supported by Judith Zweistra, official secretary.

Foundation LOWI

The LOWI is governed by the independent Foundation LOWI.

The Board of the foundation is composed of:

  • prof. dr. Jos van der Meer, chair
  • prof. dr. Judith van Erp, secretary/treasurer
  • prof. dr. Inez de Beaufort

Advisory board

The Foundation has an advisory board that serves as a sounding board for the foundation.

Its members are:

  • prof. dr. Keimpe Algra, chair
  • prof. dr. Naomi Ellemers
  • prof. dr. Ellen Giebels
  • prof. dr. mr. Richard Grol
  • mr. Willemijn van der Want

Affiliated institutions

These institutions are affiliated with the LOWI:

Annual report

Since 1 January 2014, the LOWI issues an annual report covering the previous year, describing relevant trends and events.

The first annual report of the Foundation LOWI was published in 2021: jaarverslag Stichting LOWI 2020