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The EMGO+ institute has a number of institute specific resources that strongly facilitate scientific integrity and the quality of all phases of research, including study design, data collection, data analysis and reporting. It is clearly recognized that our role is to provide an environment that encourages good conduct in research and discourages misconduct, and to provide tools that maximize high quality research. However, as the institute directorate has no formal role in the governance of research personnel, the responsibility for actual behavior remains with the department heads.
EMGO+ Annual Report 2014
In this annual report we present with pride and pleasure the core information about who we are, what we do, what we strive for, and what we have accomplished. You will find the information organized in a largely similar way as in 2013. Small changes in presentation reflect the 2014 standardization and harmonization of the annual report cycle across all VU University / VU University Medical Center research institutes, using the new Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP) 2015-2021 of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) as the main guideline.
We hope you will enjoy reading this report!
Welcome to the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research. The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research (EMGO+) is one of the interfaculty research institutes of the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam. In EMGO+ researchers from three faculties (the VU University Medical Center, the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, and the Department of Health Sciences from the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences) have joined forces, aiming to further improve public and occupational health, primary care, rehabilitation and long-term care, by means of multi- and interdisciplinary research.