Soon after the VvE was founded, the society joined the Foundation Federation of Dutch Medical Scientific Societies (Federa). FEDERA was founded in 1959 and its mission is to promote a healthy biomedical research climate in the Netherlands.

FEDERA is an interdisciplinary collaboration between more than 8,000 researchers in health care. This is done via 25-member biomedical scientific societies. FEDERA is committed to: reducing regulatory burdens, explain the need for animal testing, monitoring developments in and around biomedical research, displaying exceptional research, highlighting the career prospects of biomedical scientists and facilitating COREON (Commission on Research Regulation).

For more information about FEDERA: http://www.federa.org.