Research committee

Committee members

Hanneke de Haes, NL (Chair), j [dot] c [dot] dehaes [at] amc [dot] uva [dot] nl

Isabelle Scholl (secretary), GER, i [dot] scholl [at] uke [dot] de

Jozien Bensing, NL, j [dot] bensing [at] nivel [dot] nl

Lidia Del Piccolo, I, lidia [dot] delpiccolo [at] univr [dot] it

Myriam Deveugele, BE, myriam [dot] deveugele [at] ugent [dot] be

Hilde Eide, NO, Hilde [dot] Eide [at] hibu [dot] no

Cathy Heaven, UK, cathy [dot] heaven [at] man [dot] ac [dot] uk

Gerry Humphris, UK, gmh4 [at] st-andrews [dot] ac [dot] uk


The aims of the research committee are:

  • to promote intra- and international collaboration in research on patient provider communication
  • to stimulate exchange of ideas and facilitate networking amongst researchers throughout Europe
  • to facilitate contacts between individual researchers

The aims can be reached through:

  • building a data base of instruments used by EACH members in communication research
  • increasing the awareness amongst EACH members of other similar projects and datasets
  • supporting the development of special interest

Instrument collection

The contributions of all EACH members involved in empirical research are important to achieve these aims.

We kindly ask to share methods, instruments, type of data set and samples used. 
If you or your group have developed a research instrument or a measure you may signal the instrument to other EACH researchers on the "Original Instrument Form".
Similarly, if you want to inform other potential users that you have translated the original version of an instrument into another language or adapted it to a new cultural context you can do this on the "Adapted Instrument Form".
If you want to share your dataset or inform EACH members of your data collection you are welcome to compile the "Dataset Form".
If you are looking for partners in your own or in other European countries for collaborative multi centre or comparative research, or you need or would like to circulate research information of interest you may leave a note on the "Notice Board".

Before placing on the website, the research committee will review the forms and may ask the writer for additional information

Instrument database

All information about instruments and datasets signalled by EACH researchers can be retrieved here.

Original instrument database

Adapted instrument database

Dataset database


National representatives