Collaboration CAPHRI and chs

CAPHRI CHS collaboration

CAPHRI and the Centre for Health and Society (chs, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany) are geographically related and have many common interests in research and education in the field of health, care, public health and society. Various collaborations have already been implemented in recent years both at individual and organisational level (e.g., joint research applications, projects, publications, and PhDs, with a first bi-national PhD underway).

CAPHRI and chs intend to continue and consolidate their joint initiatives, as well as to explore possibilities for new initiatives in the area of research education, within the framework of a formal collaboration agreement.

The current and potential future areas of collaboration include:

  • co-investigation in research projects (jointly funded or based on existing internal funding)
  • co-authorship of research papers
  • exchange of Master’s students for scientific internships and theses (including medical students from Maastricht doing their Wetenschapsparticipatie, WESP)
  • exchange of teachers and teaching activities, including post-graduate teaching courses
  • joint / bi-national PhD education
  • collaboration in international networks

CAPHRI-chs Collaboration Day 2023

The 3rd CAPHRI|chs Collaboration Day will take place online on 16 May 2023 from 15:00-18:00 CET.

- Introduction into CCC research;
- Education Workshop Predatory Publishing Practices;
- Meeting old and new colleagues from abroad.

Registration: here

CAPHRI-chs Collaboration Day 2022

CCC Day 2022

During the second CCC day on 21 June 45 researchers came together to intensify the collaboration on research and education in care and public health. Further plans were forged for joint (conceptual) research papers, co-investigation in research projects, exchange of Master’s students for scientific internships and theses, joint literature clubs, joint seminars, (post-academic) courses, and staff exchange (both for education and teaching from PhDs till senior staff). The content-wise part of the meeting was concluded with an informative meeting by Vivian Braeken and Evamaria Gruchattka about the possible funding of research and education in the Netherlands, Germany, and across borders. The collaboration continued during the dinner, the walk through the city center, and during the CAPHRI Research day, which several members of the Centre for Health and Society visited. During the upcoming year the working groups (see below), will work on strengthening the collaboration till the next CCC-Day in Dusseldorf.

CAPHRI-chs Collaboration Day 2021

The collaboration was officially launched during the first CAPHR-chs Collaboration Day, which took place in Düsseldorf on 22 September 2021. During this day plans were presented, more than 30 CAPHRI and chs researchers had the opportunity to meet each other and brainstorm about possible collaborative projects and initiatives within the following working groups: 

  • Primary care and health services research
  • Health technology assessment and health economic evaluation
  • Health promotion
  • Ethics and society
  • MSc and PhD education
CCC day smal

Join the CAPHRI chs collaboration!

Would you like to join one of the working groups? Then please contact the chair(s) of the working group(s) you are interested in (see table below). All groups are planning to have a follow-up meeting early 2022 to further discuss their planned activities.

Working group  Chairs
Ageing and long-term care

CAPHRI: Hilde Verbeek / Sandra Zwakhalen
chs: Stefan Wilm / Ralph Möhler 

Ethics and society

CAPHRI: David Shaw
chs:Vasilija Rolfes

Health promotion

CAPHRI: Rik Crutzen
chs: Claudia Pischke

Health technology assessment
and health economic evaluation

CAPHRI: Silvia Evers
chs: Andrea Icks

MSc and PhD education

CAPHRI: Aggie Paulus
chs: Claudia Pischke

Primary care and health services research

CAPHRI: Mark Spigt 
chs: Daniel Kotz

More information

For more information you can contact Kasia Czabanowska (CAPHRI) or Daniel Kotz (chs) Daniel.Kotz@med.uni‐