ARILS (Amsterdam Research Institute for Legal Studies) is responsible for providing an administrative and managerial framework for the research policy of the Amsterdam Law School, as well as the various research programmes carried out within the Faculty. The implementation of the Faculty research policy and research programmes by the Research Institute is conducted in close collaboration with the leaders of the research centres and groups within the faculty. The Research Institute also promotes and stimulates research within and outside the Faculty.
As Deputy Director of Research, Roland Pierik is in charge of the day-to-day management of ARILS. He also regularly confers with the research teams regarding the development and monitoring of quality criteria, valorisation, reporting, external evaluations, and maintaining alignment with national and UvA Research Agendas.