Research at the UMC Utrecht Julius Center
The UMC Utrecht Julius Center is internationally renowned for its excellent applied clinical research and innovations in the methodology of clinical research.
All the research is conducted in 4 research programs: 3 disease-related programs (Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases and Cancer), and the Methodology research program.
Research within these four research programs is multidisciplinary, without exception. Multiple departments or disciplines (Epidemiology, General Practice, Public Health, Medical Ethics, Health Technology Assessment, Biostatistics and Dietetics) work together closely. Partly because of this intensive multidisciplinary collaboration - since the creation of the division - the research output of the UMC Utrecht Julius Center has increased, both qualitatively (Impact Factors and Citations) and quantitatively (number of publications). For many years the UMC Utrecht Julius Center has had one of the highest, if not the highest, outputs of the UMC Utrecht. The individual disciplines of the division (such as Epidemiology, General Practice and Medical Ethics) score very high, internationally. In the 12 years,CWTS analysis 1998-2010, the UMC Utrecht Julius Center had a citation score (MNCS) of 1.82, and over the 4 years, CWTS analysis from 2007 to 2010, it was 2.04.
The Julius Center policy is that all research within the research programs is done in such a way that the program is directly embedded in the research programs of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University.
In addition to performing its own research, the Julius Center has a reputation of excellence in research carried out in collaboration with other departments of the UMC Utrecht and with other national and international universities and institutes.
The Julius Center is also involved in the design, output, analysis and reporting of a large number of local, regional, national and international cohort studies, that form a solid basis for research activities within all four mentioned research programs. Besides these observational cohort studies, the UMC Utrecht Julius Center has a great reputation in the acquisition and implementation of randomized drug trials. Since 2009, these research activities have been conducted by BV Julius Clinical, an academic CRO. The UMC Utrecht Julius Center also has a sub-department, Research Support, whose main tasks include consultancy in the design, execution, analysis and reporting of clinical research, providing advice and export of data management and monitoring of each type of (clinical) epidemiological research.