The NWO has the following statutory mission. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research: - is responsible for enhancing the quality and innovative nature of scientific research as equally initiating and stimulating new developments in scientific research - mainly fulfils its task by allocating resources - facilitates, for the benefit of society, the dissemination of knowledge from the results of research that it has initiated and stimulated - mainly focuses on university research in performing its task. In fulfilling its responsibilities NWO pays due attention to the aspect of coordination and facilitates this where necessary. NWO wants to ensure that Dutch science continues to be amongst the best in the world and that the currently strong position is further strengthened. NWO would also like to see a more intensive use of the results from scientific research by society, so that the contribution of scientific research to prosperity and welfare can be further increased.
(Other departments may refer to researchers and projects as well.)