providing an organizational framework for research schools and graduate schools to exchange knowledge and ‘good practices’
organizing gatherings (as requested by graduate and research schools) to discuss research already conducted, policy developments and experiences in practice
gathering and making available practical information and academic and policy information about PhD studies in general and in the Netherlands in particular
conducting academic research on PhD studies in the Netherlands
counselling research schools, graduate schools, government bodies, national science organizations and individual PhD advisors
making information about Dutch developments available to interested parties from abroad, such as the Councils for Graduate Schools in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as maintaining ties with these organizations.