Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
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As of January 1, 2023, the Donders Institute is in the process of implementing a new governance model. The aim of this model is for the Donders Institute to operate as a horizontal network organization, binding centres and institutes researching brain, cognition, and behavior.

Supervisory Board (ad interim)

The Supervisory Board directs the network in the role of supervisor on behalf of the Executive Board of Radboud University.

Independent Chair vacancy
Faculty of Social Science Evelyn Kroesbergen
Faculty of Science Sijbrand de Jong
Faculty of Medical Science Jan Smit
Faculty of Arts José Sanders
Max Planck Society Ulman Lindenberger

Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for the (day to day) management of the institute and is ultimately responsible for all the activities of the organization.

Scientific Director Edward de Haan
Managing Director Femke Maij

Strategy Board

The Strategy Board is constituted of directors or appointed representatives of all partner centres and institutes and operates as the strategic advisory board of the Executive Board.

Donders Centre for Cognition James McQueen
Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging Alan Sanfey
Donders Community for Medical Neuroscience Barbara Franke
Donders Centre for Neuroscience Erik Storkebaum
Centre for Language Studies Enny Das
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Research Caroline Rowland

Research Platform

The Research Platform is constituted of Theme Leaders of the four research themes and led by the Scientific Director, with the goal of discussing the strategic aspects of the research- and quality-policy of the Donders Institute.

Theme 1: Language and Communication Stephanie Forkel
Theme 2: Perception, Action and Decision-making Marius Peelen
Theme 3: Development and Lifelong Plasticity Judith Homberg
Theme 4: Natural Computing and Neurotechnology Fleur Zeldenrust

Management Platform

The Management Platform is constituted of managing directors or appointed representatives of all partner centres and institutes, and coordinates regular operations and long-term developments concering the infra- and support structure of the Donders Institute.

Donders Centre for Cognition Maaike Rengers
Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging Sharon de Groot
Donders Community for Medical Neuroscience Janna van Belle
Donders Centre for Neuroscience Nina Vermeulen
Centre for Language Studies Susan van Wijk
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Laura Manko

Scientific Advisory Board

As an independent advisory board, the SAB offers guidance on the research policies of the Donders Institute.

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