Chair of the WCRIF
Professor Lex M Bouter, PhD, has a tenured chair in Methodology and Integrity at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam. Before taking up the current position he was professor of Epidemiology and Rector of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 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. Lex Bouter has a keen interest in clinimetrics and systematic reviews. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the REWARD (REduce research Waste And Reward Diligence) Alliance. He is currently mainly involved in teaching and research regarding responsible conduct of research, questionable research practices and research misconduct. In 2017 he organized and co-chaired the 5th World Conference on Research Integrity in Amsterdam and became chair of the World Conferences on Research Integrity Foundation. Lex Bouter has supervised 74 PhD students, of whom to date 15 were appointed as professor.