Questionable research practices (QRPs) are problematic research practices that do not constitute ‘research misconduct’, but fail to align with the principles of scientific integrity. QRPs may be categorized as ‘questionable research practice’ or, in the least serious situations, as ‘minor shortcomings’ that should be avoided. QRPs impede truth finding and/or damage the interests of other scientists and society. By encouraging debate and offering training, Tilburg University aims to create a culture in which academic staff and students are aware of the necessity of transparency and are willing to share and openly discuss the dilemmas and 'grey areas' inherent to responsible research.
Questionable research practices are for example: