Research at Radboud university medical center

Researchers of the Radboudumc focus on the scientific health challenges of today, but also keep an eye on the emerging diseases of the future.

Research themes

Our scientists perform cross-disciplinary research across 18 clinically relevant research themes. In this way, we play a leading role in personalized healthcare research.

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Overview of researchers working at Radboudumc.

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Ongoing studies

See the overview of studies in which you can participate as a healthy person or as a patient with a disorder.

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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.


With nearly 10,000 employees and 3,000 students, Radboudumc combines patient care, research, and scientific training. Our mission is to have a significant impact on healthcare. Also want to make a difference? Find out all about working at Radboudumc. read more

Principles of research

We believe that scientific breakthroughs emerge when the most gifted researchers perform cutting-edge research to solve their curiosity-driven questions.

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Scientific training at Radboudumc

Want your research to have a significant impact on healthcare? Radboudumc is a great place to enhance your research skills. read more

Societal impact of Radboudumc's research

At Radboudumc, we want to do science that has impact: impact on individuals and on society as a whole. read more

Technology centers

The Radboudumc technology centers are an access point for technological expertise, high-end equipment and biobanks. We can support a wealth of research questions.

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Together, we can solve the huge challenges that global society faces and benefit from today’s opportunities, such as artificial intelligence, personalized medicine, and much more. Let’s accelerate innovation and partner up.

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Joint publications

See our worldwide collaboration based on research publications. visit website

Getting there Radboudumc

Radboudumc has several entrances with different addresses. Check out the information about directions, parking and bicycle storage facilities.

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Research institutes

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

As part of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour – the Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience is devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human cognition and behavior in health and disease. read more

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

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. read more

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. read more