Gowri Gopalakrishna


Gowri Gopalakrishna is an epidemiologist by training who led the Dutch National Survey on Research Integrity, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive studies on research integrity and responsible conduct of research. She is currently assistant professor at Maastricht University where she teaches and conducts meta-research on research integrity, research ethics and open science. She is also research fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science, Amsterdam University Medical Centers where she works on the same topics. Some of her most significant contributions include the control and prevention of the SARS epidemic in 2003 for which she received a national public service medal, in recognition for her contribution towards the control of the SARS outbreak in Singapore, and the rest of the world. She has coordinated and been involved in setting up several strategic and expert advisory committees in her career as an epidemiologist at the international level, working with the CDC in the US, WHO, Health Canada, and various Ministries of Health. Dr Gopalakrishna is co-author of The Cape Town Statement on fairness, equity and diversity in research and Board member of Maastricht University’s Platform on Research Ethics and Integrity as well as the Netherlands Reproducibility Network.