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​​GUIDE is one of the five research institutes of the University Medical Center Groningen and the University of Groningen (RUG). In GUIDE, multidisciplinary teams, situated at the University Medical Center Groningen and the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy (GRIP) of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, combine forces, yielding a unique research environment.

Management of GUIDE

The GUIDE management team comprises the scientific director Prof. dr. Jos Kosterink and the deputy director Prof. dr. Erik Frijlink. A team of support staff, consisting of two research coordinators and a secretary, supports GUIDE management.
GUIDE is organised in 12 research programmes, which are headed by programme leaders. Programme leaders and GUIDE management meet to discuss research progress and new strategies.


Prof. dr. J.G.W. (Jos) Kosterink

Position: Director
Tel: +31 50 361 40 70


Prof. dr. H.W. (Erik) Frijlink

Position: Deputy Director
Tel: +31 50 363 76 60


Michel​le J. Pena, PhD

Position: Policy Advisor Medical Sciences
Tel: +31 50 361 88 78

Ralph V. van Calck, PhD

Position: Policy Advisor Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tel: +31 50 363 32 75