Do you, as a researcher, want to provide input about important themes in life sciences research? As a member of a research community you help to chart the current research field and provide input about the development of the life sciences. Furthermore, membership gives you the opportunity to expand your network and come into contact with life scientists from other disciplines.
You can register for membership of one or two research communities that are relevant to your area of expertise here.

Life Sciences in the Netherlands, the next step

The online “Life Sciences in the Netherlands, the next step” event on 13 November 2020 was organised for members of the NWO life science research communities to present the sector portrait and discuss its impact on the life science field. The meeting started with a plenary session that addressed the sector portraits as well as international collaboration at the European level. The meeting continued with break-outs for the different research communities. Despite some technical difficulties with transitioning to the break-outs there was ample room for fruitful discussions. The discussions yielded insightful suggestions on how to continue building the research communities and we will continue our efforts in this regard in 2021.

A video summary of the plenary part of the program:

Role of research communities at Life2021

The research communities will play a prominent role in the upcoming Life2021 congress. The chairs of the research communities are working together with the Life2021 programme committee to shape this part of the congress.