BMS Research Support

On this page you will find information about the ways you can get support on issues related to doing your research.

NOTE: This BMS Research Support page is dynamic. Help us shape it by providing us feedback on what can be added or improved, use the 'feedback' button on the right.

General Research Support

In case you doubt who to contact for your topic after reading this page, send an email to the coordinator Research Support BMS: Dr. Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman


THE BMS LAB provides support on: Hardware/software tools, Lab facilities, Advice in using tools/facilities, Advice in how to implement technologies into education, Support for project acquisition (technology, data), Data Management, Computing and Storage, Development, Surveys, Knowledgebase on algorithms/equipment use/data processing/procedures.


Are you writing a data management plan (DMP) as required by your funder, or does the funder have questions regarding management of your research data? 
Make sure you check the UT support on Data Management (and the course for PhD students), UT and BMS data policies and Guidelines on personal information.       

We have a multidisciplinary team with different specialities that can assist you in finalizing your DMP: Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman (privacy, personal data, informed consent procedures), Peter Noort (general, storage, repositories, writing a dmp course), THE BMS LAB (storage and data management details). Send your email to one/all of us. 


When you collect or use personally identifiable data of persons (e.g., respondents, informants, test subjects, interviewees) who participate in your research, you have to comply with the GDPR privacy law. If possible, process the data of the persons in your research anonymously right form the start or as soon as possible, anonymous data does not fall under the GDPR law. You can also work with pseudonymization (make use of coding), in that case make sure you keep the key secure, as this data falls under GDPR regulations. More information on this can be found here and on the UT privacy website.
Also make sure that you know the rights of your participants and use an informed consent procedure when processing their personal data. 

Register your research with personal data (Report data processing)

The UT has a documentation obligation for data registrations of personal information. This means all research that processes data of persons. Therefore, employees and students (see FAQ) need to register their research. For more information check the GDPR registration tool.

For the BMS faculty Lyan Kamphuis-Blikman is the Privacy Contact Person (PCP). The UT Data Protection Officers (DPO- team) can also be contacted.


Peter Noort is the LISA information specialist working for BMS. He can support you on topics like: Research data management and writing DMPs, Open Access publication/Open Data (Open Science), Copyright, Literature searches, Searching, finding and processing scientific information, Bibliometrics and visibilty, and more

Get in contact with Peter Noort, or his colleague Katinka Jager-Ringoir


The university library (LISA) has developed a website about research support at the UT. The website provides an overview of and information about support throughout the entire research cycle. In addition to LISA research support, the website offers references to similar services from other service departments within the UT.


The department OMD can support researchers on Research methods and Data analysis. 
Contact: Henk van de Kolk

For students, the Methodology shop is available for methodological questions, help with statistics, manuals and a database with micro-lectures.

Grant Support

Grants Office

The EU-Office provides support in many aspects of applying for national, European and International funding. 
For BMS Melanie Braamhaar is our main contact point at the EU-office. She can support in linking your research ideas to grant oppertunities, editing and reviewing your proposal drafts and taking care of the administrative aspects of submitting your proposal.

The EU-Office supports on applying for: EU/Horizon grants (Melanie Braamhaar), with specific attention to ERC grants (Telma Esteves) and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (Melanie Braamhaar) and NWO (eg. VENI/VIDI/VICI) grants (Arend Zomer).

Furthermore you can search for funding opportunities in the Research Professional database yourself.

Personal grants support BMS

BMS supports employees who wish to apply for a VENI, VIDI or VICI grant. 
The faculty's supports team consists of Ariana Need, Arend Zomer and Alexander van Deursen

The support consists of:
- Explanation of the evaluation criteria and procedures of the individual talent grants;
- Critical assessment of the innovativeness and feasibility of your VIDI project idea;
- CV evaluation and presentation;
- A bibliometrics session;
- Assistance on making the budget;
- Connecting you to an individual coach;
- Faculty group sessions for feedback on your CV and your draft proposals;
- Rebuttal support;
- Training of your presentation when you reach the interview round.

Budgetting project applications (Calculation)

For support on costing and pricing in the application phase of your project contact Martin van Ooijen or Renate Masselink-Veldschoten (based on the department you work in). For more information see BMS financial affairs intranet and check who you need to get in contact with. 


THE BMS LAB can support in project acquisition (technology, data), Hardware/software tools, Lab facilities, Data Management, Computing and Storage, Development, Surveys

Get in contact with the Managing Director: Dr. ir. Jan Willem van t'Klooster  or with the THE BMS LAB

Open Science: publishing Open Access and Open Data

More and more data and articles are published Open Access (OA), so that anyone can read or use scientific work free of charge. For more information about this topic, go to

Want to know if the journal of your choice allows open acces, check the Journal Browser 

Want to know if you can reimburse half or all of the publication costs, check the UT Open Science Fund.

Predatory Publishers

Be aware of predatory publishersWith the start of open-access publishing also the predatory publishers came into existence. These predatory publishers are dishonest and lack transparency and exploit the author-pays model with high fees. They aim to dupe researchers, especially those inexperienced in scholarly communication. They set up websites that closely resemble those of legitimate online publishers, and publish journals of questionable and downright low quality. Read more
Get in contact with the information specialist of BMS if you doubt about a journal. 

Research Information System (Pure)

Following the UT Open Access Policy to research results you: 

  • must upload the final pdf of your publication in the UT Research Information System (Pure) AND
  • you are strongly encouraged to also upload the accepted author version of your non-OA publications. That is the final full-text version (after changes based on peer review and editorial comments), but without the layout of the publisher.
    The UT library always validate the open availablity of your publication.  
BMS Ethics Committee / Webapplication

BMS underpins the importance of an ethical review of research projects prior to starting the research.
To ensure an ethically responsible research practice, it is mandatory for employees and students from the Faculty of BMS to submit their research project for ethical assessment in case your research involves human participants or/and using potentially sensitive data about and/or from individuals, groups or organizations. The Ethics Committee BMS website provides all information you need about the assessment procedure and the ethical principles and criteria used.

Contact the BMS Ethics Committee by

SONA test subject pool

The test subject pool system SONA can be used if you need student participants for your research sample. You can recruit participants for your research via SONA. To include your study in this system, you first need to submit your research project to the BMS Ethics Committee via the webapplication. As part of the web application, you will be asked if you wish to make use of the Sona test-subject system (Sona Systems) to recruit participants to carry out your research. For more information on the procedure and rules for the recruitment of participants read the SONA website.

The Sona test-subject system is coordinated by the research secretary’s office (Marcia Clifford, Cubicus room C243A, tel. (053) 489 3423, email: 

Surveys: Qualtrics

The BMS LAB manages the Qualtrics software for BMS. 
We have a support website on Qualtrics with extensive information on its use; e.g. about how to set up an account for the Qualtrics tool by using a self-enrolment access code and links to all kinds of Qualtrics support (e.g., tutorials, FAQ, online/phone).

The Brand Administrator for Qualtrics is Johnny Lammers van Toorenburg

UT Research Information System (Pure)

PURE RESEARCH INFORMATION is the back-end system where researchers can manage their research output, profiles and activities. This information is published on a public portal.

Following the UT Open Access Policy to research results you: 

  • must upload the final pdf of your publication in the UT Research Information System (Pure) AND
  • you are strongly encouraged to also upload the accepted author version of your non-OA publications. That is the final full-text version (after changes based on peer review and editorial comments), but without the layout of the publisher. 
    The UT library always validate the open availablity of your publication.  

PURE information is connected to your People Pages (check FAQ). If you add profile information under the heading 'Curriculum and research description' this can be shown in People Pages by selecting 'use text from pure' under the tab 'Research'. Your publications registered in Pure are automatically shown on your People Page, but you may edit the number of presented publications or the period to display (in years). 

UT research information website
Faculty Managers BMSLyan Kamphuis-Blikman and Marcia Clifford
Library RIS-team: 
Contact Info People Pages

Scientific Integrity


The University of Twente has a number of codes of conduct related to integrity. In addition to the UT code of ethics, there exists a code regarding ICT and internet use, and a code regarding (sexual) harassment, intimidation aggression, violence and discrimination.

The codes are applicable to everyone who is part of the UT community: employees, students and those representing the University of Twente. 

Dutch and European codes of conduct scientific integrity

All those involved with education and research bear responsibility regarding upholding scientific integrity as specified in the Dutch and European codes of conduct for scientific integrity. 

Scientific integrity committee, advisors and complaints procedure 

The first point of contact is the university's confidential adviser for scientific integrity (for the complainant), Olaf Fisscher. Possible violations of scientific integrity as well as any follow-up steps can be discussed with him in all confidence. Prof. Fisscher can be reached at

More info about the Committee Scientific Integrity

The UT has a the Scientific Integrity Complaints Procedure in order to protect and guarantee scientific integrity. This procedure provides a system for reporting and dealing with possible violations of scientific integrity. This procedure is consistent with the national LOWI regulations.

Check the UT website for more about Scientific Integrity

Information for BMS PhDs

For more information for PhDs working at BMS and our BMS PhDs for PhDs initiative, see intranet BMS PhDs