About Nivel

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’.

HuisartsenpostNivel Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands

The Nivel Intitute is located in Utrecht, a city in the middle of the country. At the end of 2020, Nivel had approximately 160 employees, of whom 100 were scientific staff, 40 performed functions related to research and 20 performed administrative functions.

Over ons onderzoekMisssion and values

Nivel's mission is to carry out high quality research which has a demonstrable impact upon society. More about our mission, our values and our views on health services research you will find at About our research.

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Onderzoeksprogramma’sOrganisation of our research

Our healthcare services research is organized in a total of thirteen specific research programmes, each with its own research team. Each team has a coordinator research programme, usually a professor, with extensive research experience and expertise in the field concerned. Through interacting and collaborating the different teams can answer more complex societal questions and challenges. More about our research expertise and programmes you will find at About our research.

Research Programme Coordinator Research Programme
Professions in Health Care and Manpower Planning Prof. R.S. (Ronald) Batenburg PhD
Care Demand of the Chronically Ill and Disabled H. (Hennie) Boeije PhD
Patient Centered Care D. (Dolf) de Boer PhD
Pharmaceutical Care Prof. L. (Liset) van Dijk PhD
Disasters and Environmental Hazards Prof. M. (Michel) Dückers PhD
Communication in Health Care Prof. A.M. (Sandra) van Dulmen PhD
Nursing Care & Elderly Care Prof. A.L. (Anneke) Francke PhD
Impact of Legislation and Oversight in Health Care Prof. R.D. (Roland) Friele PhD
Quality and Organisation of Healthcare L. (Lilan) van Tuyl PhD
Health Care System and Governance Prof. J.D. (Judith) de Jong PhD
General Practice J.C. (Joke) Korevaar PhD
Learning Health Systems Prof. R.A. (Robert) Verheij PhD

OrganisatieOrganisation structure

Nivel is a foundation and has a Supervisory Board. Nivel's internal organisational structure includes management and staff. Our research is organized, as mentioned above, in 13 research teams with experts in their specific field.

Board of Governors

The members of the Board of Governors supervises the management of the foundation are:

Prof. E.C. Klasen PhD: Chairman Advisor Executive Board at Leiden University Medical Center
H.J. Dannenberg Chairman of DIVOSA
Prof. A.G. van der Lippe PhD Chair 'Sociology of Households and Employment Relations', Utrecht University
G.J.M. van den Maagdenberg MSc Boardmember of the Academic Medical Center
Prof. S.E.J.A. de Rooij PhD Chair 'Internal medicine, specialized in Geriatric Medicine’

Director and managementteam

Nivel has a director and two deputy directors. The management team is completed by the heads of research departments.

Prof. C. (Cordula) Wagner PhD Executive director, Project leader Patient Safety
Prof. R.D. (Roland) Friele PhD Deputy director, Head of research departement Organization and Management in Healthcare
W. (Wouter) de Kruijff MSc Deputy director, Head of General Affairs
Prof. J.J.D.J.M. (Jany) Rademakers PhD Head of research departement Healthcare from the Perspective of Patients, Clients and Citizens
G.J. (Jeroen) Hasselaar PhD Head of research departement Primary Care

Staff

Nivel's permanent staff consists of senior experts, all with a PhD degree, in various fields, and the deputy director General Affairs.

Prof. C. (Cordula) Wagner PhD Director, Project manager Patient Safety
Prof. R.D. (Roland) Friele PhD Deputy director Research, Head of research departement Organization and Management in Healthcare
W. (Wouter) de Kruijff MSc Deputy director General Affairs
G.J. (Jeroen) Hasselaar PhD Head of research departement Primary Care
Prof. J.J.D.J.M. (Jany) Rademakers PhD Head of research departement Healthcare from the Perspective of Patients, Clients and Citizens, project manager Health Literacy and Patiënt Participation
Prof. R.S. (Ronald) Batenburg PhD Coordinator research programme Professions in Health Care and Manpower Planning
H. (Hennie) Boeije PhD Coordinator research programme Care Demand of the Chronically Ill and Disabled
D. (Dolf) de Boer PhD Coordinator research programme Patient Centered Care
Prof. L. (Liset) van Dijk, PhD Coordinator research programme Pharmaceutical Care
Prof. M. (Michel) Dückers PhD Coordinator research programme Disasters and Environmental Hazards
Prof. A.M. (Sandra) van Dulmen PhD Coordinator research programme Communication in Health Care
Prof. A.L. (Anneke) Francke PhD Coordinator research programme Nursing Care & Elderly Care
I.S. (Inge) van Houdt PhD Programme manager International Projects
Prof. J.D. (Judith) de Jong PhD Coordinator research programme Health Care System and Governance
J.C. (Joke) Korevaar PhD Coordinator research programme General Practice
L. (Lilan) van Tuyl PhD Coordinator research programme Quality and Organisation of Healthcare
Prof. R.A. (Robert) Verheij PhD Coordinator research programme Learning Health Systems

SterFunding

The formal structure of Nivel is a not-for-profit foundation. Our funding is based on several funding streams. We receive a longterm grant from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport for our specific databases and panels and for our monitoring research infrastructure. Furthermore we receive external project grants from a wide variety of national and international funding organisations.

LinksShort history of Nivel

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.

Meer wetenMore information

For more information about Nivel as reseache institute or as partner in healthcare services research, please feel free to contact us: [E] directie@nivel.nl, [T]+31 30 2729 665.
For more information about a specific area of expertise, please contact one of our research programme coordinators mentioned above.

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