The legal entity of the hDMT is a not-for-profit foundation. Partners become a member of the hDMT Consortium by signing a Partner Agreement between the partner and the hDMT Foundation. New partner organizations will be admitted on basis of excellence and proven added value to the Institute. The hDMT has a flat, efficient organizational structure and is supported by the hDMT office.


The hDMT foundation has an executive board, a supervisory board, consortium assembly with representatives of all partners, and a support team, including a coordinator, financial administrator, and a strategic communication partner. All partners signed the hDMT partner agreement for collaboration, which enables all employees, who are interested in and can contribute to Organ-on-Chip technology, to join the hDMT activities and get support for their research. The annual membership fee is € 20K per partner. hDMT is open for new partner organizations, that will be admitted on basis of proven added value for the consortium.

hDMT has the following bodies:

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board appoints, supervises, and advises the Executive Board and approves the strategic plans of the Institute, the annual plan and budget. 

Executive Board

The Executive Board is responsible for the daily management of the Institute, prepares the annual plan and report, develops the scientific strategy, and is the central point of contact for external parties.

Consortium Assembly

The Consortium Assembly is the representative body of the partners. The Consortium Assembly is the forum to discuss and exchange strategy and policy issues between hDMT and hDMT partners.

Support Team

The Support Team assists the Executive Board on day-to-day basis on organization, reporting, financial administration, communication and (inter)national relations.