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APH COS focus group 

Researchers of the VUmc and AMC from different departments (e.g. dermatology, epidemiology and biostatistics, obstetrics and gynaecology, public and occupational health, rheumatology) fulfil leading roles and board positions in (EU) projects and initiatives working on uniformity in outcome reporting in clinical trials by developing COSs. The field of COS development is relatively new, but rapidly growing. We are building up our expertise and we felt the urge of a joint initiative in the Netherlands: the APH COS focus group (established in January 2017 by CAC Prinsen, CB Terwee and PhI Spuls).

Aim of the APH COS focus group

In combining forces among VUmc and AMC researchers and taking on a leading role in the Netherlands and abroad, it is our mission to connect, profile and further develop COS (methodology) by building on our network, sharing knowledge and expertise, increasing our visibility and promoting COS development. It is our mission to improve the quality and quantity of COS development among VUmc and AMC researchers; become leading experts on COS development in the Netherlands; and contribute to the methodology of COS development.


For more information about the COS focus group or to join the focus group, please contact Sanna Prinsen.