The Netherlands ALS Center is located in the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht and was one of the founders of Project MinE. The goals of the ALS Center are to optimize and accelerate the diagnosis of ALS, to improve the quality of care and treatment that ALS patients receive, and to initiate, encourage, and facilitate research into the cause and a possible cure for ALS. The center is headed by Professor Leonard van den Berg and works closely with several ALS centers throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The Netherlands ALS Centre is part of ENCALS, the European Network to cure ALS, which is chaired by Prof. Van den Berg.