In the Netherlands, the research group collaborates with the University of Amsterdam, the Department of Linguistics and Sign Language Studies. It also has close contacts with Radboud University Nijmegen, specifically the Departments of Sign Language (Language Science) and Special Education. It also has many international contacts, including with Belgium, Germany, England, Estonia, Ireland, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain, Suriname, the United States.

Professor Van den Bogaerde is the secretary of the Sign Language Linguistics Society (SLLS), member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Sign Language Centre, board member of Anela, and member of the editorial board of Deaf Worlds: International Journal for Deaf Studies and Language, Interaction and Acquisition and of DuJAL.