Clients and partners

In our rapidly changing society, knowledge is an extremely valuable asset. Today, more than ever before, RIVM’s focus is on the collection, collation and dissemination of knowledge. Collaboration with partners, clients and others is an essential part of this process.

RIVM’s national partners include:

Research institutes

  • Universities
  • The Netherlands Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research
  • The Institute for Food Safety
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • The Trimbos Institute
  • Statistics Netherlands
  • The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)
  • The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands
  • Deltares
  • SenterNovem

Assessment and planning organizations

Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SPB)


Medicines Evaluation Board, Dutch provincial authorities, municipal health authorities in the Netherlands, Netherlands Institute for Safety


RIVM's international collaborating partners: 

The European Union

European Commission:

Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection

  • Membership of expert committees
  • Membership of surveillance networks
  • Participation in joint reference laboratories
  • Projects further to EU Public Health programme

Directorate-General for the Environment

  • Membership of expert committees
  • National implementation of European legislation

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

  • Projects within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Development

European agencies:

  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • European Environment Agency (EEA)
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC)
  • Others

Council of Europe

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM)

United Nations

  • World Health Organization
  • International Health Regulations
  • Netherlands–WHO cooperative alliance
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

  • Reports on health and health care

Bilateral cooperation

  • RIVM contributes to the formal cooperative alliances of the Dutch government
  • Twinning


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