Working group membership

Curriculum vitae Merel (Jelméra) Ritskes-Hoitinga

January 2019


  • Cochrane REWARD prize evaluation committee, 2018
  • Chair of the Novo Nordisk 3R prize award committee, 29 September 2017
  • Participant  stakeholder meeting on alternatives for non-human primates by the Rathenau Institute 29 November 2016
  • Member of the ICLAS working Group on harmonisation of reporting guidelines (2013-2018)
  • Benoemingscommissie prijs alternatieven voor dierproeven, Willy van Heumenfonds (2014-2018)
  • Member education and supervision committee PhD students RIHS (2014-2015)
  • Redactieraad SID (Stichting Informatie Dierproeven), ’Dierproeven zo doen ze dat’, popular publication of Zodoende, Dutch statistics on animal experimentation (2010-2017)
  • Member advisory board Central Animal Laboratory (2010-2017)
  • Member working group "Transparantie en Verantwoording" with Proefdiervrij, RUG, UU, WUR (2012-2014)
  • Member stuurgroep Evidence-based surgery, Radboudumc 2011
  • Member NCEBP research theme group Evaluation of complex medical interventions 2010
  • Member Dutch working group on optimising breeding
  • Member of the working group VSNU-NFU-KNAW “Code openness”

  • Chair of the COST B24 working group on Refinement of procedures (2004-2009).
  • Convenor of the FELASA working group on Quality systems for animal units, report published in Laboratory Animals, 2004
  • Member of the Danish working group preparing new legal guidelines on teaching and training (2000), which have become effectuated in January 2001
  • Participant in expert workshop on housing, welfare and enrichment organised by Novo Nordisk and the Danish Animal Protection Society, 2000/2001
  • Chair of the ScandLAS working group on Quality systems for animal units, report published in the Scand. J. for LAS, 1999