NIVEL is a WHO-collaborating centre for primary health care and health services delivery and as such 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 the Dutch primary care research school CaRe, with the universities in Maastricht, Amsterdam (VU) and Nijmegen. CaRe is accredited by Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
NIVEL participates in the academic research network on oversight in health care, with the Health Care Inspectorate and the Universities of Nijmegen, Rotterdam and Amsterdam (VU).