Radboud Institute for Health Sciences Science for care, care for science

Ideally, every procedure in clinical practice and public health should take place based on proof, instead of intuition or 'experience'. Our aim is to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health by applied and methods-based research. read more

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prof. dr. Judith Prins

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Your heart rate as a thermometer Research Olympic athletes will be followed up during 4Daagse

18 July 2022

Body temperature can be determined from heart rate. This is what research by the Radboudumc among Olympic athletes shows. Athletes can use this method during training to eventually perform better in the heat. The technique is now being further investigated among participants in the 4Daagse.

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Science at Lowlands Music Festival with two Radboudumc research projects

10 June 2022 For the first time since 2019, music festival Lowlands will take place again, on August 19, 20 and 21 in Biddinghuizen. Radboudumc is active at the festival with two studies: "How resilient are you?" and "Dr. Borrel or Dr. Bob?" read more

RIHS PhD retreat 2022 Over 200 PhD candidates joined

5 May 2022 Although we had to wait for two years due to the COVID pandemic, the RIHS PhD retreat finally took place on April 21 and 22 in Pathé Nijmegen. We feel it was worth the wait! A record number of over 200 PhD candidates registered to the retreat and enjoyed our program. read more

Hora Finita Frequently Asked Questions

The introduction of the new PhD tracking system 'Hora Finita' may unavoidably have raised many questions, and although the careful transitioning, some of you might still experience problems. Therefore, a Hora Finita FAQ page has now been launched for the most common questions and problems. link to FAQ

Fit for the Future

If we want to accelerate our strategy, we will have to make choices. We are also taking the next step in our organization and governance. read more

RIHS YouTube channel See, feel and hear!

View the report of a successful Open Day and more videos of RIHS research. read more

Societal impact

Much – if not most – RIHS research has direct societal impact and is implemented in clinical care or public health. read more

Joint publications

See our worldwide collaboration based on research publications. visit website


About RIHS Organization

Organizational units, contact information and directions, press officers and other general information. read more

Research themes

Our scientists perform cross-disciplinary research across 12 of Radboudumc’s research themes. see all RIHS themes

Grants and awards RIHS

RIHS grants several awards, such as the John Graunt Award and Richard Grol Visiting Scientist Award. read more

Our researchers RIHS

A list of researchers connected to this institute. read more

RIHS Graduate School for Health Sciences

This school aims to train junior researchers who have the intrinsic ambition to improve health care and public health to become highly qualified independent health scientists. read more

Open Science and open access

Open science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.

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Open Science and open access

Open Science

What is Open Science?

Open Science stands for the transition to a new, more open and participatory way of conducting, publishing and evaluating scholarly research. Central to this concept is the goal of increasing cooperation and transparency in all research stages. This is achieved, among other ways, by sharing research data, publications, software, tools and results as early and open as possible. More information

Three main topics are identified in this transition:

  • Open Access
  • FAIR data
  • Citizen Science

Radboudumc endorses the principles of Open Science.

Open Access publishing

What is open access?

Open Access is an important part of Open Science. Open Access of publications provides direct, free and online access to scientific publications without copyright restrictions of publishers. Open Access significantly increases the visibility of a publication. More information

Radboudumc endorses the principles of Open Access and monitors the percentage of articles that are published Open Access.

How to publish Open Access?

The Radboud University Library supports Radboudumc researchers in publishing their research articles Open Access, including excellent financial deals with scientific journals and making the publication available free of charge via the Radboud Repository. Check the Radboud University Library website for all available support.

FAIR data management

What is FAIR?

The FAIR data principles are a set of principles that enable reuse of data by humans, and by machines. Data should be made Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. All Radboud University and Radboudumc researchers are obliged to have all research data comply at least with the F (sustainably findable) and the A (proper access management) of the FAIR guidelines. More information

Furthermore, according to the RU doctorate regulations, all PhD candidates should include a description of the research data management in their PhD thesis. The doctorate regulations also indicate that the research data of the PhD thesis should be made available to the manuscript committee, cum laude committee (if applicable) and doctoral Examination Board when requested.

How to make your data FA(IR)?

The Radboud Technology Center Data Stewardship supports researchers in the complete research data lifecycle in order  to make data FAIR. This includes the Planning & Design phase, with support to make a data management plan (DMP), the Collect & Create phase, providing guidance about data sources and recommended data collection tools, the Store & Analyze phase, supporting safe and shareable data access and analysis, and the Archive & Share phase, including publishing and archiving the data after publication of the results. A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) data management scientific research indicates the requirements for each type of research project.

Citizen Science

What is Citizen Science?

Citizen Science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.

Radboudumc and Radboud University endorse the principles of Citizen Science.

How to ‘do’ Citizen Science?

Radboudumc already has many examples of Citizen Science. Together with Radboud University, a tool set is being developed to support researchers in setting up citizen science projects. A link to this information will follow shortly.

Science communication

Are you a researcher and do you have scientific news to report, such as a scientific publication, grant, promotion, oration or award? If so, please contact the science officers at Team News. read more

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Career Jobs and internships

RIHS offers ample positions for talented and ambitious new colleagues. read more

Career Jobs and internships

RIHS offers ample positions for talented and ambitious new colleagues. There are frequent job openings for talented researchers, technical personnel and students alike. These positions are advertised on this website.

Hypatia Tenure Track Grant

A significant impact on healthcare is at the core of the Radboudumc. It is, of course, far from the only institution seeking to achieve this. What sets Radboudumc apart is its level of commitment to selecting the best people and supporting them in order to achieve its vision. To demonstrate this, the medical center awards the prestigious one million Euros Hypatia Tenure Track Grant, to attract the most talented scientists.


RIHS welcomes students to perform internships within our institute. Many departments are very open and willing to accommodate ambitious students. Internships are not centrally organized in our institute. We recommend that you browse the Radboudumc/Research website for interesting topics and directly contact (a limited number of) principal investigators with your resume, motivation, duration of internship and desired start date.

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