The department of Neurosurgery consists also of two important research groups. Scientific research is being performed at the highest level:
- the Nerve Surgery Group investigates different surgery techniques for nerve disorders. Experimental research is looking at biological techniques to improve nerve damage.
- the Spine Intervention Prognostic Study (SIPS) Group evaluates the (cost) effectiveness of various therapies for conditions of the spinal column.
There is an international liaison with the Mayo Clinic in the USA.