We will realise and improve data infrastructures, connecting data on cardiovascular patients.

Draft: Data infrastructure

The DCVA aims to strengthen cardiovascular research by increasing accessibility and reusability of existing and new data. We facilitate a national research infrastructure for cardiovascular science, allowing scientists to fully focus on excellent research to improve patient care.

The DCVA Data Portal can help you to find already collected cardiovascular data and biosamples, available for reuse. Based on your search it is possible to submit a request for (re-)use of samples, image and data.

The DCVA Guide on Infrastructure can help you find the right services for composing your research proposal and executing your project. These services are offered by the DCVA and/or Health RI.

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Sustainable (re)use of data

We will collect and use data from individuals to accelerate and improve health research.

Registry-based research

We will create a national registration for clinical studies in cooperation with the Dutch Heart Registration (NHR).


We will connect patients to our platform and make them available for research.

Availability of (human) tissue for research

We will facilitates the development of a biobank where tissues are stored that will be available for cardiovascular researchers.

About us

  • Folkert-Asselbergs-chair

    Folkert Asselbergs

    Chair of Data Infrastructure

    • Mira-Staphorst-Hartstichting-vierkant

      Mira Staphorst

      Dutch Heart Foundation

    • Astrid-Schut-WCN

      Astrid Schut


      • Rick-van-Nuland-Health-RI

        Rick van Nuland


        • Arnoud-van-t-Hof-NVVC

          Arnoud van 't Hof


          • Susan-van-den-Berg-Durrer-Center

            Susan van den Berg

            Durrer Center

            • Dennis-Duiker-Harteraad

              Dennis Duiker


              • Wanda-Hermans-van-Ast-Durrer-Center

                Wanda Hermans-van Ast

                Durrer Center

                • Arend-Mosterd-WCN-vierkant

                  Arend Mosterd


                  • Dennis-van-Veghel-NHR

                    Dennis van Veghel


                    • Wiro-Niessen-Health-RI

                      Wiro Niessen


                      • Jan-Willem-Boiten-Health-RI

                        Jan-Willem Boiten


                        • Peter-Smits-NHR

                          Peter Smits