The Brain Research and Innovation Centre (BRaIC) is part of the Military Mental Healthcare and Defence Healthcare Agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
Since 2001, the Ministry of Defence has been conducting research on mental health. Since the establishment of the Military Mental Healthcare 2007, the research group has actively participated in the worldwide scientific community. In 2019, the research group and knowledge centre merged, resulting in the creation of the Brain Research and Innovation Centre.
What we do
1. (Medical) scientific research
We supervise and conduct (medical) scientific research on mental health in Dutch military personnel and veterans.
2. Healthcare recommendations
We provide recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of psychiatric illness in Dutch military personnel and veterans based on scientific research.
3. Innovation and technology
We apply innovative technologies to improve military mental healthcare.
We collect and disseminate knowledge on military mental health.
5. Implementation and evaluation
We evaluate healthcare programs and implement gained knowledge into the healthcare programs of the Militairy Mental Healthcare.