IBED participates in several Faculty Research Clusters, University Priority Programs and Dutch Research Initiatives.
IBED leads the Research Cluster Global Ecology of the Faculty of Science, focussing on the questions:
Also together with SILS, IBED forms the Research Cluster Green Life Sciences of the Faculty of Science, focussing on the questions:
In cooperation with its sister research institute SILS, IBED participates in the University Priority Program of Systems Biology, focussing on the key question how cells and organisms operate upon interaction with their external environment.
The Origins Center is a platform for scientists from seven main disciplines involved in the Dutch National Science Agenda’s key questions on the origin, evolution and future of life on earth and in the universe.ts aim is to spark and facilitate transdisciplinary research between scientists associated with Dutch universities and research institutes that addresses the following fivegamechangers. IBED is amongst others involved in the game changer: predicting evolution.