NWO promotes the transfer of knowledge from the research it funds to society. Communication plays an important role in this. In addition NWO is committed to informing as wide a public as possible about the importance of science for society.

The Communications Department is responsible for contacts with the press and general public, the organisation of NWO events, the NWO website and contacts with partners.

The communication officers of the NWO institutes and domains are responsible for communication about and within the disciplines of the institutes and domains.