In addition to its own activities and research initiatives, the chs collaborates as a cooperative partner with many institutes and clinics at the University Hospital and the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf. The chs creates synergies by establishing a shared infrastructure for research, and supporting interdisciplinary research initiatives. It offers its expertise and academic resources to contribute to excellence in research and medicine at the University of Düsseldorf. Additionally, it coordinates a network for health care research (UKD) - an initiative combining both theoretical and clinical subjects at the HHU Medical School to jointly address issues in health care through well-founded research.
The chs is member of the „Deutschen Netzwerk Versorgungforschung “ (DNVF, German Network for Healthcare Research).