Organisation

NIVEL is an independent research institute which positions itself on the crossroads between the scientific community, policymakers and the health care field (providers, insurance companies and patient organisations). Our motto is: Bringing worlds together.

Staff
NIVEL is organised in 12 research teams with experts in their specific field. Through interacting and collaborating the different teams can answer more complex societal questions and challenges.

NIVEL's permanent staff consists of senior experts, all with a PhD degree, in various fields. At the end of 2015, NIVEL had approximately 160 employees, of whom 100 were scientific staff, 40 performed functions related to research and 20 performed administrative functions.

Funding
The formal structure of NIVEL is a not-for-profit foundation. Our funding is based on several funding streams:

  • a long-term grant from the Ministry of Health for specific databases, panels and for monitoring research infrastructure;
  • external project grants from a wide variety of national and international funding organisations.

 

History
Starting in 1965 as the scientific institute of the Dutch College of General Practitioners, NIVEL's domain has expanded gradually to primary care, secondary care and hospital care. Nowadays, NIVEL's research covers the entire 'somatic' health care.

Board of Governors
The Board of Governors supervises the management of the Foundation.

Prof. E.C. Klasen, PhD: Chairman Advisor Executive Board at Leiden University Medical Center
W. Geerlings, MD President of the Board of Rijnmondnet
Prof. J. Gussekloo, PhD Chair: 'Primary Care; Scientific Foundation of Clinical Practice', Leiden University medical Centre
G.J.A. Hamilton, LLM Secretary of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament
Prof. A.G. van der Lippe, Phd Chair: 'Sociology of Households and Employment Relations', Utrecht University

 

Management
NIVEL has one director and two deputy directors. The management team is completed by two heads of the research departments.

Prof. C. (Cordula) Wagner, PhD Executive director
Prof. R.D. (Roland) Friele, PhD Deputy director
Head of Research Department
Prof. D. (Dinny) de Bakker, PhD Head of Research Department
Prof. J.J.D.J.M. (Jany) Rademakers, PhD Head of Research Department
M. (Machteld) Roos, MSc Deputy director General Affairs

 

Organisation chart