ANBI

The Stichting EuroQol Research Foundation has been granted the status of Charitable Institution, in Dutch Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI), since January 1st, 2015. Below you find information that an ANBI should make public. Please contact us if you have questions, or require more information.  

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Name:

Stichting EuroQol Research Foundation

RSIN:

804679101

Address:

Marten Meesweg 107

3068 AV Rotterdam

Telephone:

+31 884400190

Email:

EuroQol User Information Service

Board members:

See webpage Board

 

Aims

  • To serve the public interest by supporting / instigating / performing scientific research and development of instruments which describe and value health without an aim for profit.
  • To promote the scientific and other interests of the EuroQol Group Association ("EuroQol Group").
  • To manage intellectual property rights that the members of the EuroQol Group have acquired in the context of the EuroQol Group Association.
  • To promote the use of instruments developed by the EuroQol Group and to support individuals and organizations across the world seeking to use those instruments.
  • To foster and support an international community of researchers whose activity informs the development and application of EuroQol Group instruments. 
  • To ensure free access to the accumulated research expertise of the EuroQol Group and to actively promote the transfer of knowledge and evidence regarding the use, analysis, and interpretation of measures developed by the EuroQol Group.
  • To support promising early career researchers in the field of health and quality of life research through involvement in EuroQol Group activities.

 

Policy Plan

For our policy plan please click here

Financial Policy

  • The Foundation does not have an aim for profit.
  • The capital of the Foundation is formed by subsidies, gifts, bequests and other income. The Foundation receives financial support by means of sponsorship / license income from commercial parties active in the development of drugs or medical devices. The Foundation requests a modest contribution to the costs of the development of instruments when these are used in work that will not result in scientific publications in the public domain. No contribution is expected from scientific research conducted by non-commercial parties. 
  • In 2016 the Board of the Foundation approved an investment policy document. Please click here for the current version. 
  • The Foundation's capital is used to finance scientific research studies and necessary software, an annual scientific congress and other scientific meetings and other costs of the Foundation, such as personnel costs. 
  • The members of the Board will not be remunerated for their activities. 
  • Personnel working for the Foundation are remunerated in line with the collective labour agreement aligned with Dutch Universities.

 

The Treasurer of the Board of the Foundation will present at least a balance sheet and the statement of income and expenses within 4 months after the financial year has ended on June 30th in the general assembly meeting of the EuroQol Group.

 

BALANCE SHEET
(after appropriation of the result, in euros)

30 June 2016

30 June 2015

ASSETS

Fixed assets

Tangible fixed assets

 

 

 

44,494

 

57,448

Current assets

Receivables and prepayments

 

Taxes and social securities

Bonds 

Cash at bank  

 

 

1,505,42

7

58,028

354,659

8,441,80

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,359,9

14

10,404,4

08

  

1,094,13

0

61,962

7,232,26

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,388,35

3

8,445,80

1

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

Reserves

Continuity reserve

Reserves allocated to research

 

Total reserves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723,416

1,938,85

2,662,27

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

547,004

1,931,56

2,478,57

2

Current liabilities, accruals and 
deferred income

Pre-invoiced sponsorship

 

Creditors

Taxes and social securities

Other current liabilities and accruals

 

 

4,177,28

1

57,597

19,279

3,487,97

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,742,13

4

10,404,4

08

 

 

3,268,59

2

51,360

15,116

2,632,16

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,967,22

9

8,455,80

1

 

STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

2015 / 2016

2014 / 2015

Income

Sponsorship

Interest

 

 

 

5,148,955

33,660

5,182,615

 

 4,064,810

50,389

4,115,199

Expenditure

Spent on research

Approved projects

Support on approved projects

Other expenditure 

 

 

 2,251,909

 

723,363

1,218,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-4,193,595

 

  

1,639,73

8

281,435

1,094,98

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-3,016,161

Management and administration

Personnel costs

Depreciation tangible fixed assets

General expenses

 

552,956

18,401

233,961

 

 

 

 

 

-805,318

  

495,985

24,663

463,039

 

 

 

 

 

 

-983,687

Balance

183,702

115,351

 

 

Report of activities

In the past financial year 2015-2016 the Foundation received 4205 requests for using EQ-5D instruments. These requests came in from all over the world. Most requests were coming from the UK, the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Denmark and Sweden. All these requests resulted in more than 300 paid license agreements. This means that vast majority of EQ-5D use is for free.

In the past financial year 2015-2016 the EuroQol Research Foundation has funded or co-funded 60 scientific research studies, for a total value of more than 2,2 million euro. This concerns studies that fit within the aims and objectives outlined above. Typically, these are methodological studies on using EQ-5D, or the analysis of EQ-5D data. Furthermore, studies were started on the Youth version of EQ-5D and on obtaining norm data in countries in South America, Asia and Europe. The EuroQol Research Foundation also funded several PhD projects, which the Foundation is intending to do more frequently in the future.

Lastly, in line with our Aims, the Foundation organized our annual Plenary scientific meeting, which was attended by some 110 scientists, both members and non-members of the EuroQol Group Association. The Foundation also organized a Mid-Year meeting, which was attended by some 80 scientists. As various scientific conferences we have funded workshops, presentations and other educational events to stimulate EQ-5D-related research.

 

(Version 22NOV2016)