The Stichting ApneuResearch is founded by the ApneuVereniging, a non-profit organisation of apnea patients. The objective of the Stichting ApneuResearch is to promote research about sleep apnea, in particular to esteem the prevalence and to investigate the chain of diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in the Netherlands. In close collaboration with the ApneuVereniging, the Stichting ApneuResearch especially conducts investigations on sleep apnea subjects that are relevant from the perspective of patients.
The Stichting ApneuResearch has a board of directors with a majority involvement of medical specialists of Dutch sleep clinics. Most of the board members were earlier involved in defining the CBO-directives: diagnosis and treatment of Osas with adult patients. All relevant medical disciplines (pulmonology, ENT (ear- nose-throat), neurology, dental surgery, general practitioners and company medical officers) are represented. The ApneuVereniging keeps a minority participation in the Board of directors.