VUMC represents one of the 8 unique University Medical Centers in the Netherlands, where teaching, research and patient care are fully integrated in one organisation. VUMC hosts approximately 2400 students and approximately 700 scientific staff members. VUMC currently has a management alliance with the other university medical center in Amsterdam, collaborating intensively under the name Amsterdam UMC. Prime research institutes of the VUMC are the Amsterdam Neuroscience (AN) and Amsterdam Public Health (APH).
The departments of psychiatry and neurology of VUMC, participate in the PRISM 2 project. The psychiatry group mainly focuses on depressive disorder, the neurology group houses the Alzheimer’s Center Amsterdam. In PRISM 2, they will contribute to the clinical data collection and data analyses of data generated in both the PRISM 1 and the PRISM 2 project.