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History

2000

The
International
Journal of
Integrated Care (IJIC)

Our peer-reviewed, open-access Journal, the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC), was first published in 2000 as an initiative of three Dutch universities (Utrecht, Maastricht, and Groningen) and was hosted and sponsored by the University Library Utrecht.

2004/5

The
International Network of Integrated Care (INIC)

In 2004 the International Network of Integrated Care (INIC) was established as a Foundation created under Dutch law. The Library moved from being the host and sponsor and became the service provider through its digital publishing arm Igitur. The Julius Centre, University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht undertook to run INIC and, with the potential profit that comes from organising events, agreed to sponsor the costs of the Journal including that of the managing editor. Overall ownership was retained by the three Dutch universities through the agreements in the Foundation.

2011

The
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

In 2011, the three Dutch Universities dissolved the existing Foundation and interim ownership and responsibility for the Journal and Network passed to the Journal sponsor the Julius Centre, University Medical Centre (UMC) Utrecht. In October 2011, the organisation in its current format as the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) was incorporated in Utrecht, Netherlands as a not-for-profit and membership-based Foundation under Dutch law. The Foundation is now represented by an Advisory Board of experts in integrated care drawn from different institutions and countries across the World and employs a dedicated management team to run its affairs. In 2012, the Foundation moved its administrative offices to Oxford in the UK where it continues to be based.