AR&D offers various guidelines and templates for their affiliated researchers. If you are an AR&D affiliate please take a look at the items below.

Personal Page Researcher - Pure

Since the new Amsterdam UMC research website has been launched , the personal pages of researchers (Pure) are visible. Therefore, it is now even more important to keep your profile up to date.

The quidelines on how to update your Pure profile can be downloaded here:

Affiliation guidelines AR&D


Location de Boelelaan: Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, department(s), Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute, de Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Location Meibergdreef: Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, department(s), Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The choice of affiliation for publications is dependent on the researcher’s primary appointment or the location where the research budget is governed. For researchers affiliated to both locations, we recommend to include both affiliations separately.

PhD thesis:

Location de Boelelaan: “This thesis was prepared within the Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute, at the department of (…), Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Location Meiberdreef: “This thesis was prepared within the Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute, at the department of (…), Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

AR&D - Amsterdam UMC logo

Please use one of the following templates if you need to use the AR&D Amsterdam UMC logo or the AR&D visual.

AR&D AmsterdamUMC UK logo .ai document:

AR&D AmsterdamUMC UK logo .jpg document:

AR&D AmsterdamUMC UK logo .pdf document:

AR&D visual:

Powerpoint templates

Please use these templates for your presentations if you are an AR&D researcher.

Template 4:3 Nederlands:

Template 4:3 English:

Template 16:9 Nederlands:

Template 16:9 English:

Guidelines conflict of interest - grants

AR&D formulated guidelines regarding integrity and conflict of interest.

Midterm self-assessment

In 2020 AR&D performs a midterm self-assessment of the research carried out within the institute. This evaluation is based on the national Strategy Evaluation Protocol (SEP) formulated by VSNU, KNAW and NWO. For a short summary of the SEP, a Factsheet has been written.

Open Science

For the reuse of data, it is a prerequisite that research data is stored in a FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) way. Amsterdam UMC researchers can use various open data repositories (e.g. Figshare for location AMC and DANS for location VUmc) to share and openly publish their research FAIR data sets. Support regarding storage and archiving is provided by the Research Data Management Helpdesk of the Medical library of location AMC (internal link), and the Research data management department of the UB VU for location VUmc.

In both locations support and information on Open Access publishing is provided as well, since over the [ast few years Open Access agreements have been made with publishers and journals to enable Amsterdam UMC researcers to publish their acticles Open Access at discount rates (up to 100%).


Interactive Venn diagrams for genes expressed in the germline and cancer

As a supplement to the article “Massive expression of germ cell specific genes is a hallmark of cancer and a potential target for novel treatment development (2018)”, Bruggeman et al. developed a web-based application. The aim of this study was to identify potential therapeutic targets in cancer therapy using a bioinformatic approach. This application can be used to adapt the inclusion criteria used to identify potential candidate genes (in red), and visualize how these candidate genes compare to other studies (in blue). Click here to launch the web-based application for Bruggeman et al. 2018 (Oncogene).

A similar application was developed for the follow-up article “Tumors widely express hundreds of embryonic germline genes (2020)”. This application can also be used to alter the inclusion criteria and see how this affects the selection (purple), and how the selection compares to other studies (orange) and Bruggeman et al. 2018 (brown). Click here to launch the web-based application for Bruggeman et al. 2020 (BioRxiv)

VSNU Guide - Tackling threats and intimidation against academics

Scientists, in response to media and other public appearances, are increasingly facing threats, intimidation and hate reactions. The universities have taken measurements such as the guide 'Tackling threats and intimidation against academics', which contains measures to help employees who are faced with threats as help as best as possible. Scientists are encouraged to use their knowledge and insights for the benefit of society. But when that leads to intimidation and threats, the universities regard that as a direct attack on academic freedom and freedom of expression. They stand four-square behind their scientists and if there is a threat, they will be reported. The universities want to protect and support their scientists and start a movement to expose threats from society.

This document from the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) contains recommendations for our organizations, employees and managers.