Current Size: 100%
At the end of 2011, 200 people were employed of whom 118 were researchers. The formal structure of NIVEL is a (not-for-profit) foundation. Its annual turnover is some 16 million euros of which almost 6 million euros consists of direct funding (based on a 4-year covenant) by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (MoH).
Since 2009, an extra grant of 1.5 million euros per year for a four-year period is provided by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (MoE) for more fundamental scientific research. Other funding is acquired by project grants from a wide variety of national and international funding organisations.
In 2008, we received once again the full ISO-9001 accreditation.
Scientific quality and societal relevance
In 2010 an independent international review committee assessed the scientific quality and societal relevance of NIVEL’s research. On a scale from one to five NIVEL received a five. The assessment is part of a national evaluation system for public funded research in the Netherlands. (read the report)
As a Collaborating Centre of the WHO (World Health Organisation), NIVEL studies developments in (primary) health care elsewhere in Europe. NIVEL is the only institute in the European region that is active in primary health care research.
NIVEL participates in two Dutch research schools accredited by KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences):
The Board of Governors
The board supervises the management of the Foundation. The board of the institute reflects NIVEL’s multi-disciplinary approach and its commitment to involve major groups with a concern in health care. The members include national representatives of providers, insurers, consumers, patients, scientific organisations and researchers together with government observers.
The board consists of 21 members, all eligible to vote. The following are members of the executive committee:
NIVEL has one director and two deputy directors. In addition, the management team is completed by the three heads of the research departments and the head of general affairs:
The programme coordinators manage and develop NIVEL research programmes: