SMBWO Certification

Applying for SMBWO certification has to be done through the professional associations. Each association has field specific requirements.

In the procedure leading to SMBWO recognition, the so-called Supervisory and Evaluation Committees (CTBs) play a central role. A separate CTB has been set for each specialty. The members of the CTBs are experts in the field concerned and are appointed on the recommendation of the professional associations. The committees, for each specialism one, tests, after the nomination of a candidate by his or her supervisor, if the person complies with the training requirements. Upon positive advice by the CTB, recognition by the SMBWO, in the particular specialty, follows and the candidate receives the SMBWO certificate.

In general: requirements for certification

  • Doctors and biomedical researchers who have completed recognised training programmes will receive the SMBWO certificate after nomination by their association and subsequently a positive assessment of their knowledge and skills by SMBWO.
  • Researchers who have not obtained a PhD degree or not from a recognised institution, may approach a recognised trainer. Based on the candidates’ curricula vitae and publications, the trainer will assess whether these individuals qualify substantively for the certificate. In some cases, the candidate will have to broaden his/her theoretical education or research experience.

Scientific workers who wish to apply for SMBWO registration for their training institutes may, after consulting with associations and the SMBWO’s Board, contact the SMBWO’s secretariat

Regulations per field

Regulation Download (Dutch)
Epidemiology
Experimental Pathobiology
Immunology
Medical Fysiology
Medical Microbiology
Parasitology
Nutritional Sciences
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Overseeing commities (per 20-3-2019)

CTB Epidemiology

Mw. Prof. dr. K. Stronks, AMC Amsterdam (chair)
Mw. Prof. Dr.Ir. J.W.J. Beulens, VU Medical Centre Amsterdam
Dr. H. Groen, UMC Groningen
Dr. J.D.M. Otten, UMC St Radboud (secretary)

CTB Experimental Pathobiology

Prof. Dr. R.A. Woutersen, TNO-Voeding Zeist (chair, secretary)
Prof. dr. H. van Loveren, RIVM Bilthoven
Prof. dr. H. van Krieken, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen

CTB Physiology

Prof. Dr. M.A. Allessie, Maastricht University (chair)
Position to be filled (secretary)
Position to be filled (member)

CTB Immunology

Dr. R. Brooimans, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (chair)
Dr. A. Ioan-Facsinay, LUMC, Leiden (secretary)
Dr. P.A. Baars (AMC-UvA), Amsterdam
Dr. A. Lambeck, UMCG, Groningen

CTB Medical Microbiology

Dr. R. te Witt, NMDL-LCPL, Rijswijk (chair)
Mevr. Dr. Ir. P.F.G. Wolffs, MUMC (secretary)
Dr. R. Molenkamp, ErasmusMC
Dr. B. Duim, Utrecht University
Dr. R. van Houdt, VUmc

CTB Parasitology

Prof. dr. B.M.A.J. Gryseels, Antwerpen (chair)
Prof. dr. A.G.M. Tielens, Utrecht University, Utrecht (secretary)
Prof. dr. F. van Knapen, Utrecht University, Utrecht

CTB Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Dr. Ir. R.P. Mensink, Maastricht University (chair)
Prof. Dr. Ir. E. Kampman, Wageningen University, Wageningen
Prof. Dr. Ir. M. Visser, VUmc, Amsterdam
mevr. Dr. Ir. R. Broekhuizen, NAV, Arnhem (secretary)

 

For general questions about the SMBWO you may contact the Secretary:
Dr. Ir Roelinka Broekhuizen
p/a Postbus 837
6800 AV Arnhem

+31 (0)6 50835993

broekhuizen[at]smbwo.nl

For administrative questions you may contact the secretariat:
Mw. I.F. Zonnenberg-Hoff

irmgard.zonnenberg[at]rivm.nl