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Scientific report

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In our role as trusted advisor, we provide government with impartial advice on infectious diseases, vaccination, population screening, life style, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, environment, sustainability and safety.

RIVM Strategic Programme

The RIVM Strategic Programme is buzzing with curiosity and energy in its nearly 100 projects for research, innovation and the development of in-depth expertise.

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Scientific publications

In 2016, 128 reports and 808 scientific publications were published in leading journals. These publications represent a major scientific contribution by RIVM to decision-making processes in the Netherlands and abroad. An overview of RIVM publications is available here (external link).

Scientific integrity

Our position as a nationally and internationally respected knowledge institute can be attributed in no small part to the quality of our work and the passion and commitment of our staff members. We expect our researchers to conduct themselves in a manner befitting scientists of impeccable integrity.

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PhD students

Many PhD students receive the opportunity to do scientific research. RIVM  provides research assignments relevant to society and professional support for leading experts. In 2016, 14 researchers received their PhD degree.  

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Scientific Advisory Board

The Board states that RIVM has again succeeded in guaranteeing the scientific quality of the research carried out at the institute.

Read the Scientific Advisory Board report