The research within the institute focuses on improving, preserving and restoring the human motor system to allow optimal physical performance in work, sports, ageing and disease, based on fundamental knowledge of underlying mechanisms and principles. Interventions to serve these aims span physical training and learning, technical devices and implants, pharmaceutical and surgical treatments as well as musculoskeletal tissue repair and tissue engineering. The institute's management team has written a plan over the years 2017 - 2020. The plan has been approved by the Deans of the participating faculties and has been endorsed by the AMC and VUmc Executive Boards. Click here to download the final version of the plan.


The research within the institute is organized in five programs Sports, Musculoskeletal Health, Tissue Function & Regeneration, Ageing & Vitality and Rehabilitation & Development.