The IMR has a matrix structure including Management, Research and Grant Support Services, Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), IMR PhD Council, IMR Academy, and The Ethics Assessment Committee. Researchers are employed within departments, and can commit (part of) their research time by participating in the activities of a Hot Spot. However, not all researchers are member of a Hot Spot; that depends on the fit of their research expertise and the focus of the Hot Spots.


The IMR is led by the Director of Research, who also serves as the IMR's director. The director is responsible for the organisation and coordination of research efforts within the institute and advises the Vice Dean on research policy. 

Research and Grant Support Services 

The IMR Research Services team holds responsibility for grant writing, coordination of the doctoral school, development and implementation of research and valorisation policy, registration of research output for management information and quality control, research ethics, science communication, and secretarial support for the various bodies of the research institute. Grant advisors support researchers to identify and pursue relevant grant opportunities, including individual and collaborative national and international grants. 

Grant advisors are responsible for: 

  • supporting proposal development from idea brainstorming to final. This entails providing in-depth proposal reviews and recommendations
  • other support includes facilitating of mock interviews, rebuttal drafting, participating in consortium meetings
  • providing researchers, research groups and departments with a cross-section of the grant landscape upon request; 
  • informing researchers of administrative requirements and internal procedures; 
  • liaising researchers with relevant officers and departments to provide support with other application requirements, e.g. finance department and data management.

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

The SAC is an independent body and consists of fifteen members, thirteen representing different disciplines within the faculty and two representing the PhD Council. The SAC reports directly to the Faculty Board. 

Its tasks are:

  • to advise the Faculty Board on research strategies and policies of the Institute for Management Research. This includes a review of research proposals co-funded by the IMR; a review of Mohrmann Stipendium proposals (scholarship for female PhDs); advise on new Hot Spots and the prolonging of existing ones; advise on research policies in general, on external assessments and research practices and procedures;
  • to evaluate the PhD research proposals of all PhD researchers (internal and external), leading to an assessment that, among others, plays a role in the continuation of these PhD projects.


Get in touch with the president of the SAC.

+31 24 361 15 70

Hot Spots

Researchers are employed within departments, and can commit (part of) their research time by participating in the activities of a Hot Spot (interdisciplinary group of researchers). More information about the Hot Spots can be found on the About IMR page. However, not all researchers are member of a Hot Spot; that depends on the fit of their research expertise and the focus of the Hot Spots. New Hot Spots may be established in the future, while ‘old’ Hot Spots may cease to exist. That way the IMR can continue to develop new and innovative research.

IMR PhD Council

The goal of the IMR PhD council is to promote the interests of the PhD candidates. It consists of five PhD candidates who typically serve a 2-year tenure. The Council gives advice to the IMR Doctoral School and can be consulted for advice by the Vice Dean of Research. Additionally, the council strives to build a thriving community of PhD candidates by organizing formal and informal meetings and events to enrich the PhD experience. It consists of the following representatives:


Get in touch with the office of the PhD Council.

IMR Academy 

The IMR Academy is a platform for all researchers of the Institute for Management Research to discuss developments in academia, share knowledge and expertise, and create an inspiring community. The Academy offers a programme of activities, like regular seminars on topics that are of interest to all researchers alike, such as scientific integrity, data management and career development.

Furthermore, the Academy coordinates the events calender which is hosted on the IMR website and shared by email, listing all the seminars and workshops organized by members of the Faculty and the Hot Spots. Finally, the IMR Academy organizes the annual IMR Research Day, which is often combined with the IMR PhD Day organized by the IMR Doctoral School. Researchers and Hot Spots can present their work, or attend presentations by colleagues or guest speakers.

The IMR Academy organises of regular seminars during lunch hours. Topics are decided by the Director of IMR after consultation within the IMR Management Team and based on suggestions from various sources, such as researchers or societal contacts. The Academy also funds activities by the departments, up to a max of 3000 euro, annually.


Get in touch with the head of the IMR Academy.

+31 24 361 55 67

The Ethics Assessment Committee

At the national level, the Netherlands has no legally established ethics committee for the Social Sciences and Humanities. The establishment of an ethics committee is a precondition for the effective and efficient preparation of research proposals and funding grants since the start of Horizon2020. For this reason the Faculty of Law and Nijmegen School of Management have initiated an interfaculty Ethics Committee in 2019.

The Ethics Assessment Committee Faculty of Law and Nijmegen School of Management (EACLM) aims to ensure that externally funded research, conducted in the two faculties, is carried out in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the funding agency and in line with ethical standards prescribed both locally (Radboud University) and nationally.

The composition of the EACLM consists of a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of each faculty, an advisor on research data management, and an independent ethics expert.


Get in touch with the secretariat of the EACLM.