About MLCF

Contributing to the conduct of responsible, high-quality medical research and health care.

MLCF

The MLC Foundation (MLCF) aims to contribute to the conduct of responsible, high-quality medical research and health care. It does this through research, advice, drawing up relevant documents (regulations / agreements) and maintaining bonds with the external parties concerned.

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We specialise in health care law, European law and the ethics and legislation concerning personal data and human tissue used in health care research and public health care.

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We do research and advise health researchers, health care institutions and biotech start-ups on how to interpret legislation that deals with the use of tissue and data in health research and health care.

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We draw up the necessary documents (collaboration agreements, governance etc.).

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We contribute to pan-European research initiatives, often as WP lead for the ethical and
legal Work Package.

Governance of MLCF

The MLC Foundation is a non-profit initiative by MedLawconsult, set up by Evert-Ben van Veen LL.M. The Supervisory Board oversees the mission and activities and the financial accountability. Member of the board are prof.dr.em. J.W.W. (Jan Willem) Coebergh, mr. J.M. (Marius) Buiting, drs. W. (Willem) Geerlings, and prof. dr. L. (Leigh) Hancher.

Our employees

Evert-Ben van Veen

Evert-Ben van Veen

Director and senior consultant

eb.vanveen@mlcf.eu

Jurist with more than 30 years’ experience in health and privacy law. Knows the practical and policy aspects of health care. Knows how to combine a practical and realistic approach with fundamental questions. Able to bring parties together and is emphatic when necessary. His contributions to Dutch
legislation in the 80s and 90s still stand in the statutes of today. Although primarily occupied with practical work, he still finds time to publish articles and opinions.

Evert-Ben helped ensure that the incorporation of the GDPR showed a more balanced approach to scientific research than the version suggested by the European Parliament.

Selection of scientific publications by Evert-Ben ›

Martin Boeckhout

Martin Boeckhout

Senior consultant and researcher

m.boeckhout@mlcf.eu

Martin has extensive experience as researcher and adviser on ethics, laws and regulations, governance and policy of health research of biobanking network BBMRI-NL and the NFU (Dutch Association of University Medical Centres). He helped set up the social advisory council for biobank research and the Health RI ELSI Servicedesk, and was involved in the European discussions on ethics, laws and regulations through the BBMRI-ERIC Common Service ELSI. Martin trained in scientific philosophy and sociology and Mastered in Utrecht on the ethics of biomedical research in a dissertation on the ethics and governance of large-scale biomedical research infrastructure.

Scientific publications by Martin ›

Daniel Groos

Daniel Groos

Junior consultant

d.groos@mlcf.eu

Daniel joined MLCF at the end of 2019. Earlier that year he completed his Master’s cum laude in Law, in the specialism of Encyclopaedia and Philosophy of Law, at Leiden. Daniel is involved with two of our European projects, IDEA-FAST and Trials@Home, on the ethical and legal questions and is also preparing ethical advice on the use of the public cloud infrastructure in genomic research.

Nebojsa Savic

Nebojsa Savic

Project Assistant

n.savic@mlcf.eu

Nebojsa joined MLCF at the beginning of 2020. He studied social and cultural anthropology at the Amsterdam University. Nebojsa supports the team at MLCF as a project and office manager.

Alma Besic

Alma Besic

Junior Consultant

a.besic@mlcf.eu

Alma joined MLCF at the end of 2021. She has completed a Master’s degree in Health law and a Master’s degree in Legal Theory & Socio-Legal Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She was awarded the Jan Brouwer thesis prize by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. Alma is involved in the projects Trials@Home and HEAP on ethical and legal questions.
Beatrice van der Velden

Beatrice van der Velden

Student Assistant

b.vandervelden@mlcf.eu

Beatrice joined MLCF in the summer of 2021 as a student assisstant. Currently, she is studying Law, Tax Law and Business Administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Within MLCF, she is involved in literature review for the European projects and other supporting works.