A-LAB encourages interdisciplinary research by connecting researchers from the different partners, by providing methodological support (including the ELS help desk at RCH), by helping with dissemination (including the use of Open Access repositories and an Open Access book series), and by providing services by a data manager, Thomas Hoogenboom, and by a grants advisor, Marco Last. Marco informs researchers about grant types, comments on draft versions of their applications, and organizes practice interviews. He can also help you think about (preparing narrative) CVs and career planning (how to best prepare for which grant format?). Marco can be reached via E: m.c.last@vu.nl and can be found physically at the NSCR on Wednesdays.