Research Tilburg School of Humanties and Digital Sciences

Research Support Team School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Each School has its own Research Support Team (RST). For each School, the RSTs support the preparation, implementation and evaluation of research policy and the PhD programs within the Graduate School.

Professor of Social Aspects of New Media, Marjolijn Antheunis, is Vice Dean for Research and is responsible for research and the Graduate School at the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences. The Vice Dean works in close collaboration with the Research Program Directors of the Departments and is supported by the Research Support Team.

Who we are

Research Support Team

Research Support Team - TSHD

The Research Support Team (RST) is first point of contact and sparring partner for TSHD researchers, PhD candidates and the School’s Management Team. The team is located on the third floor of the Dante building. The members of the team are working on campus on Tuesdays.  Please feel free to drop by during our office hours.

What we do

Policy Advice and Quality Assurance

Research Policy Team - TSHD

The research and quality assurance policy team works in partnership with the vice dean of research and the research program leaders to formulate, implement and evaluate the strategic goals of TSHD and of Tilburg University. We ensure an optimal design of internal quality assurance and advise, guide and support the preparation for external research visitations

  • drs. Loes Jongen
    Head Research Support Team
    Keywords: management/ research evaluations / incentive policy / advice Faculty Board and MT Academic Services
  • Marlies de Groot MA MSc
    Senior Policy Advisor Research and Quality Assurance
    Keywords: in- and external quality assurance / coordination annual research reports / research evaluations / incentive policy / PhD policy
  • drs. Wilma Paffen
    Pure Coordinator / junior Policy Advisor
    Keywords: Pure profile and publication registration / research awards and prizes / Research Traineeships
  • Martijn van der Meer MSc
    Senior Policy Advisor Research  / Data Representative TSHD
    Keywords: Open Science / Research ethics / Open Access / scientific integrity / Privacy / seed money call TSHD / 
  • Karlijn Herforth MA
    Junior Policy Advisor
    Keywords: Secretary Research Advisory Board / Promotie in de Geesteswetenschappen / Research Traineeships / internal quality assurance (annual research reports) / PhD policy / alumni policy

Graduate School

Graduate School - TSHD

The Graduate School is TSHD's central point of contact for PhD candidates and  everyone leading and contributing to a successful PhD journey. All PhD candidates can count on the support of the Graduate School with the administration process. Our team also supports PhD policy preparation and conducts monitoring meetings with all PhD candidates. We are deeply connected with our PhD community, actively collaborating with all those involved in the PhD process to consistently enhance the support and services available to our candidates. Policy makers can expect reliable management information and analysis from us. Supervisors and program leaders can turn to us for current and accurate information about their doctoral candidates' PhD trajectories.

  • María José Rodil Llera MA
    PhD Coordinator
    Keywords: first point of contact for PhD candidates and supervisors / onboarding PhDs / coordinating training for PhD candidates / monitoring talks PhDs / preparing Graduate School reports / advice to director Graduate School
  • Karlijn Herforth MA
    Graduate School Officer
    Keywords: first point of contact for PhD candidates and supervisors / intake PhDs / registration starting PhDs / onboarding PhDs / advice to director Graduate School
  • Carine Zebedee
    Graduate School Officer
    Keywords: first point of contact for PhD candidates and supervisors / support with the last phase of the PhD trajectory / administration

Research Integrity and Data Management

The Open & Responsible Research policy team thinks with researchers at the case level about how to shape their research responsibly. We make policy based on the moral frameworks that serve as a starting point for the university's public mission, while striving to keep the practical realities of doing research in mind. Specifically, we consider ethical review, workable application of privacy laws and regulations, and data and software sharing.

  • Monica Lensink MA
    Secretary Research Ethics and Data Management Committee / Policy Officer
    Keywords: secretary Research Ethics and Data Management Committtee TSHD / research integrity / ethics / GDPR / Privacy / data management / annual report REDC
  • Martijn van der Meer MSc
    Senior Policy Advisor Research  / Data Representative TSHD
    Keywords: GDPR / privacy / data management 
  • Dr. June Sun
    Data Steward for the Department Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence
    Keywords: data management / grant writing (for CSAI)