posted on 5 November 2016
- Netspar theme grant awarded: Benedict Dellaert and Bas Donkers receive Netspar theme grant for new project on how to help individuals make complex pension decisions. The research will be conducted in a close cooperation between researchers at the Erasmus School of Economics, the University of Alberta, University of South Carolina, and Netspar partners Achmea, APG, Robeco and Ortec Finance. [ Read more]
posted on 23 October 2016
- Honorary Doctorates for John Hauser and Dan Ariely: On the occasion of the 103rd anniversary of Erasmus University Rotterdam on 8 November 2016, two eminent scholars (John Hauser and Dan Ariely) will receive an honorary doctorate awarded by the EUR Doctorate Board. [Read more]
posted on 18 October 2016
- Research proposal awarded by Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI): This month, a public private research initiative called PREFER, is launched to assess when and how patient preferences on benefits and risks should be incorporated in decisions on medicinal products. PREFER is a five year project funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), to evaluate different preference elicitation methods and test them in a clinical setting. The main task of ECMC is leading and conducting WP2: the methodology. [Read more]
posted on 26 September 2016
- PhD thesis defence ECMC member Domino Determann: At September 28th, 2016, ECMC member Domino Determann will defend her PhD theses entitled "Discrete Choice Experiments for Health Policy: past, present, and future".
posted on 22 July 2016
- Vacancy PhD candidate position at ECMC: Currently the centre has a position available for a PhD candidate, for a four year period. The PhD candidate will work on two projects: 1) an EU-funded project (IMI-PREFER), which involves more than 30 profit- and non-profit partners. The main objective of PREFER is to strenghten patient-centric decision-making throughout the life cycle of medicinal products by developing evidence-based recommendations to guide several stakeholders on how and when patient-preference studies should be performed and the results used to support and inform decision-making, and 2) a project funded by the Erasmus University (REI-ECMC). The main aim of REI-ECMC is closely linked to the ambitions of the ECMC to both develop cutting-edge methodological expertise and apply these innovative methods in relevant health and health-care related applications.
posted on 14 July 2016
- Summer course: Two members of the ECMC, Benedict Dellaert and Bas Donkers, taught a summer course on Discrete Choice Experiments as part of the Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) at the university of St. Gallen, Switzerland. PhD students from multiple countries attended the course and they were all very enthusiastic about the mix of theory and hands-on experience they obtained during the course. Upon following the course a number of the course's participants are setting up plans to make a discrete choice experiment part of their dissertation research.
posted on 10 July 2016
- Vacancy PhD candidate position at ECMC: Currently the centre has a position available for a PhD candidate, for a four year period. The PhD candidate will work on an EU-funded project (IMI-PREFER), which involves more than 30 profit- and non-profit partners. The main objective of PREFER is to strenghten patient-centric decision-making throughout the life cycle of medicinal products by developing evidence-based recommendations to guide several stakeholders on how and when patient-preference studies should be performed and the results used to support and inform decision-making.
posted on 26 June 2016
- ECMC is one of the sponsors of the 4th IAHPR meeting. The IAHPR meeting in Hamburg will not only be co-chaired by one of the directors of ECMC (Elly Stolk) but also be partly sponsored by ECMC.
posted on 24 June 2016
- Master class 1-day Introduction DCE. Today, the 1-day masterclass 'Introduction Discrete Choice Experiments' was given by Stolk & De Bekker-Grob. The masterclass was well rated (8.3/10).
posted on 15 June 2016
- Vacancy postdoc position at ECMC: Currently the centre has a position available for a postdoc, for a three year period. Main tasks of the postdoc will be to initiate and to participate in research projects of the centre. These projects range form applications of existing advanced discrete choice methodologies to the development of such methodologies for applications where current techniques do not suffice.
posted on 15 May 2016
- Jorien Veldwijk, a new ECMC member: Jorien Veldwijk will start as a senior research fellow at Erasmus MC, including ECMC, at June 15th. Jorien's PhD thesis had a method focus and used Discrete Choice Experiments to determine people’s preference and explain their willingness to participate in in public health interventions.
posted on 11 May 2016
- Abstracts selected for podium presentation: Two ECMC abstracts have been selected for podium presentation for IAHPR, Hamburg, Germany, 2016: (i) Assessing COPD patients burden of disease in a fold-in-fold-out discrete choice experiment by Goossens et al., and (ii) Using overlap (and color coding) to improve attribute non-attendance and response efficiency in DCE by Jonker et al.
posted on 31 Jan 2016
- ECMC awarded by a university wide research excellence grant! (Erasmus University Rotterdam): This Research Excellence Initiative grant will be used to grow ECMC’s productivity (including vacancies for 2 postdoc positions and 1 PhD position), visibility, and reputation, which will strengthen the ability of ECMC and its members to attract funding in the future.
posted on 24 Nov 2015
- Workshop proposal accepted for 10th invitational Choice Symposium: Workshop 'Meta Decisions - modeling individuals' decision strategy activation'. Workshop organizers Vic Adamowicz, Benedict Dellaert, Joffre Swait
posted on 17 Nov 2015
- Best podium presentation prize ESCAIDE 2015: 'Future Pandemics and Vaccination: Public Opinion and Attitudes Across Three European Countries’, Domino Determann. A focus group study to determine the most relevant attributes for a discrete choice experiment study.
posted on 04 Nov 2015
- New article accepted for publication: 'Protective behaviour of citizens to transport accidents involving hazardous materials: a discrete choice experiment applied to populated areas nearby waterways' [PLoS One; forthcoming]
posted on 20 Aug 2015
- Abstract selected for podium presentation: Abstract entitled 'The effect of framing of death on health state values obtained from discrete choice experiments' has been accepted for podium presentation for SMDM, St Louis, 2015.
posted on 15 Jul 2015
- VENI grant awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO): Project entitled: Is patients' choice predictable? Dr. E.W. (Esther) de Bekker-Grob, Erasmus MC. Obtaining insights into patients' preferences in important to reach optimal clinical and policy decisions. This research proposal determines how well stated preferences of patients are consistent with revealed preferences, why these deviate, and how choice behaviour of patients can be better predicted.
posted on 2 Jul 2015
- Research proposal granted by EuroQoL: Project entitled: QALY-based DCE designs for health state evaluations. PI: Mark Oppe; Co-investigators: Marcel Jonker, Esther de Bekker-Grob, Elly Stolk, Bas Donkers. We propose to conduct a randomized controlled trial to investigate the impact of imposing QALY-balance restrictions on 3 different DCE formats that are commonly used in health state valuations.
posted on 18 Jun 2015
- Abstract selected for podium presentation: Abstract entitled 'The effect of framing of death on health state values obtained from discrete choice experiments' has been accepted for podium presentation for IAHPR, St Louis, 2015.
posted on 01 Jun 2015
- ISPOR Paper of The Year Award 2015: Dr. Lucas Goossens (iBMG) and his co-authors set up a discrete choice experiment and applied latent class analysis to identify groups of patients with very distinct preferences for being treated at home or in the hospital after an exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Full article
posted on 23 May 2015
- New article accepted for publication: 'Patients' preferences for surgical management of esophageal cancer: a discrete choice experiment' [World Journal of Surgery; forthcoming]
posted on 9 Apr 2015
- Invited seminar National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Today an introduction seminar was given entitled 'Discrete Choice Experiments in health care and public health'; this seminar was part of the 2-day seminar 'Using stated preference methods in health and public health' organised by the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands..
posted on 27 Mar 2015
- End of course Patient Preferences. The six week course (Feb 16 - Mar 27) for Master of Science (MSc) students in Health Economics, Policy & Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam) has been completed and very well rated by students (n=45 participants)!.
posted on 19 Feb 2015
- New article accepted for publication: 'Sample size requirements for discrete choice experiments in health care: a practical guide' [The Patient: Patient-Centred Outcomes Research].
posted on 16 Feb 2015
- Start course Patient Preferences. This is a six week course (Feb 16 - Mar 27) for Master of Science (MSc) students in Health Economics, Policy & Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam).
posted on 1 Feb 2015
- Erasmus Choice Modelling Centre goes online! Erasmus Choice Modelling Centre has launched a new website to make it easier for those who investigate multi-attribute decisions (researchers), and for those who make multi-attribute decisions (e.g. policy makers, care insurances, pharmaceutical companies) to access choice modelling services and information. The website combines key information about our activities, the people involved and our resources produced.