Netherlands institute for health services research (NIVEL)

About Nivel (Netherlands institute for health services research)

About Nivel

Nivel provides the knowledge to improve healthcare in the Netherlands. This is achieved by doing useful and independent scientific research into themes of great social importance. Research questions are derived from practice and from science.

Nivel examines the quality and effectiveness of healthcare and the related social domain. We examine this from three perspectives: that of the patient receiving care, the various care providers and the organizations and policymakers in the field of care. By connecting these perspectives, we provide complete answers to the many issues that exist in healthcare.

The creation of connections between themes and with cooperation partners, between science and practice, is an important part of our work. We pay a lot of attention to the communication with our clients and the people who apply our recommendations in practice.

Working at Nivel

About a hundred scientists at Nivel are examining all kinds of aspects of the Dutch healthcare system. In addition, approximately sixty people work in support functions. It is important to us that employees enjoy working here. There is an open and collegial culture, with room for personal development. In addition to an attractive salary, Nivel also offers flexible employment conditions for a work-life balance. All employees are subject to Nivel's Legal Status Regulation (RPR). This RPR is derived from the VVT Collective Labor Agreement.

Opportunities for development

Nivel is a research institute with career opportunities. The personnel policy focuses on the development of all the employees. PhD researchers are given the opportunity to develop their own specialism. In consultation with senior researchers and program coordinators, we create a tailor-made development plan with ample education and training opportunities. All researchers take part in the Scientific Consultation, in which they receive feedback on their research and learn from each other. Supporting professionals can also develop in the depth of their profession. We offer internal courses and workshops.

There is always a group of junior researchers and interns working at Nivel. It is interesting for them to work at an institute that carries out applicable scientific research. A dozen professors contribute specific expertise and scientific experience in various fields of research; through their presence at Nivel, junior researchers can obtain a PhD in their research.

Junior researchers can also participate in the Talent Development Program (TOP). We encourage them to use their time at Nivel as useful as possible and to think about their careers. Through an active training program, we ensure that our researchers are able to cope with the high quality requirements.

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Otterstraat 118 – 124, 3513 CR, Utrecht

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