Organization


The consortium consists of 11 work-packages, each led by two WP leaders. Together with the research leaders and the program manager they form the scientific committee, which convenes on a monthly basis. A special financial support team consisting of two financial managers and two members for the scientific committee advises the research leaders team and the scientific committee with regard to obtaining funding and financial management. Every six months, the Scientific committee reports, through the RL team, to the funders. The board of governors, consisting of Academic partners, foundations and private partners, convenes at least annually. The user council consists of representatives of patient groups, clinical professionals, and a separate industry users forum. It will keep the consortium with one foot in reality and will be important in matters of implementation and communication of results. Finally, several renowned clinical and preclinical investigators have joined our scientific advisory board.

a. Research leaders team

• Professor Charles Majoie, neuroradiologist; Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam
• Professor Diederik Dippel, neurologist; Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam

b. Program manager

• Erna Erdtsieck Ernste, Phd, Lygature; Utrecht.

c. WP Leaders

Name Principal InvestigatorE-mailName organisationWP
Beusekom, Heleen van, PhDh.vanbeusekom@erasmusmc.nlErasmus MC Experimental Cariology1
Buskens, Erik, MD PhDe.buskens@umcg.nlUMCG Epidemiology8
Cate, Hugo ten, MD PhDh.tencate@maastrichtuniversity.nlMUMC Thrombosis Expertise Center5
Dammers, Ruben, MD PhDr.dammers@erasmusmc.nlErasmus MC Neurosurgery4
Dijkhuizen, Rick, PhDr.m.dijkhuizen@umcutrecht.nlUMCU Center for Image Sciences1
Dippel, Diederik, MD PhDd.dippel@erasmusmc.nlErasmus MC Neurology3B & 6
Kappelle, Jaap, MD PhDl.kappelle@umcutrecht.nlUMCU NeurologyYT
Klijn, Karin, MD PhDkarin.klijn@radboudumc.nlUMCN Neurology4
Koudstaal, Peter, MD PhDp.j.koudstaal@erasmusmc.nlErasmus MC NeurologyYT
Lingsma, Hester, MD PhDh.lingsma@erasmusmc.nlErasmus MC Public Health6
Lugt, Aad van der, MD PhDa.vanderlugt@erasmusmc.nlErasmus MC Radiology3B & 7
Luijckx, Gert Jan, MD PhDg.j.luijckx@umcg.nlUMCG Neurology8
Maat, Moniek de, PhDm.demaat@erasmusmc.nlErasmus MC Hematology5
Majoie, Charles, MD PhDc.b.majoie@amc.uva.nlAmsterdam UMC Radiology3C & 7
Nederkoorn, Paul, MD PhDp.j.nederkoorn@amc.uva.nlAmsterdam UMC Neurology2
Oostenbrugge, Robert van, MD PhDr.vanoostenbrugge@mumc.nlMUMC Neurology3A
Roos, Yvo, MD PhDy.b.roos@amc.uva.nlAmsterdam UMC Neurology3C
Vivien, Denis, MD PhDvivien@cyceron.frUNC, INSERM1
Zwam, Wim van, MD PhDw.van.zwam@mumc.nl

MUMC Radiology3A

d. collaborations

Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam
Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht
Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen
University Medical Center, Groningen
University Medical Center, Utrecht
INSERM (Institut National de santé et de la recherche médicale)
Lygature
Stryker European Operations BV

e. Funding

Disclosure: the CONTRAST consortium is supported by Netherlands Cardiovascular Research Initiative (CVON), an initiative of the Dutch Heart Foundation, and by the Brain Foundation Netherlands.

AMC and Erasmus MC received additional unrestricted funding on behalf of CONTRAST, for the execution of MR CLEAN NO-IV from Stryker European Operations BV.