Our supporting programmes

​Part of Oncode’s research budget is earmarked for targeted research-support programmes. Oncode Investigators will be able to make use of these funds for the purpose of promoting translational and clinical connections and enhancing individual projects and personal development. Funds will not be distributed equally among the OIs but will be allocated to plans that will help to fulfil Oncode’s objectives. Examples of these programmes are listed below.

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Patient Engagement Programme
Oncode’s mission is to outsmart cancer and impact patient’s lives. Since fundamental scientists usually don’t have much direct contact with patients, Oncode stimulates and enables this connection. The goal of the Patient Engagement programme is to bring researchers and patients closer together.
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Mentoring Programme
Oncode strives to achieve impact, not just scientifically but also personally. The mentoring programme encourages the knowledge and skills of established leaders and supports the next generation of leaders to effectively lead others towards innovation across complex, dynamic organizational settings.
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Training Programme
Oncode Institute strives to inspire a constant flow of knowledge to a new generation of scientists. The main goals of Oncode’s training programme are to grow the innovative potential of our research teams and stimulate them to think ‘outside the box/lab’.
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In verbinding met patiënten
De afstand tussen de wereld van een fundamentele wetenschapper en de wereld van een patiënt is groot; misschien wel te groot. Bij Oncode willen we deze afstand verkleinen met de hulp van patiënten.
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Open Science
Oncode supports widespread access to its cutting-edge research and knowledge in order to enable others to use and build on them. This programme enables us to move towards open science.
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Affordable Health Care
The cost of health care in the Netherlands and elsewhere is becoming unsustainable, Oncode feels a strong responsibility to help to make health care more affordable.
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Technology Access
Access to emerging technologies is of great value for Oncode researchers. A team composed of OIs and a business development officer will lead the Technology Access programme.
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Clinical Proof of Concept
One of Oncode Institute’s aims is to bring fundamental research and the clinical setting closer together. With this in mind, Oncode has created a clinical proof-of-concept fund.
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Equipment and Infrastructure
The Equipment and Infrastructure programme will enable Oncode Investigators to initiate large equipment- and infrastructure-based projects.