Frequently Asked Questions
What happens to questions submitted to the Utrecht Research Agenda? Professor Rick Grobbee, leader of the Utrecht Research Agenda, explains. (Video in Dutch only)
Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Utrecht Research Agenda.
All questions are collected and sorted by subject. The questions are then reviewed by a group of researchers, employees of the municipality of Utrecht, people from civil society organizations, and people from the business community.
One question can change the world. This group therefore will look for questions that can make a difference. For example, because they lead to new research and thus to new solutions for important issues. Or because they can be taken up by the municipality of Utrecht. These kinds of questions have a chance of being included in the Utrecht Research Agenda.
Once all questions have been considered, we will draft the Utrecht Research Agenda. This will take place between November 2021 and spring 2022.
The questions that end up on the Utrecht Research Agenda will be taken up by the Utrecht University, the UMC Utrecht and the municipality of Utrecht, starting in the spring of 2022. The questions may lead to new research. It is also possible that other organisations in the city or province will be involved. We will do our best to give appropriate answers to as many questions as possible.
Not all questions make it onto the Utrecht Research Agenda. Sometimes we already know the answer to a question and it is not necessary to do further research. Some of those kinds of questions are answered through our website and social media channels. There are also questions that are too big or abstract and therefore less suitable for further research.
In the spring of 2022, we will publish the Utrecht Research Agenda on this website and elsewhere.
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to or answer everyone personally. But we do approach some of those who ask questions: for example, if your question is included in the Utrecht Research Agenda, or if we want to interview you about your question. Of course, we will only do this if you give us your permission.