General information

The CRI group of the KKS Düsseldorf participates in four core IT-projects funded by the EU on behalf of the European Clinical Research Infrastructures Network (ECRIN): 
BioMedBridges, EHR4CR, p-medicine and TRANSForM. 

Moreover, the CRI group further supports the realization of clinical studies at multinational European level by the development of a clinical study registration aid tool 'Studienregistrierung' on behalf of the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf (UKD).

The CRI group is also involved in teaching projects e.g. we participate in 2013 Sciencity Düsseldorf / European Researchers' Night to inform a wide range of the public about the interessting field of bio-medical research.



The mission of ECRIN is to develop and operate a sustainable infrastructure able to support multinational clinical trials in Europe:
ECRIN offers integrated support to multinational clinical research projects through information, consultancy, and a set of flexible services, for any category of clinical research, in any medical field. This support is provided by the distributed infrastructure connecting national ECRIN partners, whereby: 

  • Information is provided by the network of ECRIN European Correspondents
  • Consultancy is provided by experts from the national ECRIN partners and coordinated by the European Correspondent
  • Services are coordinated by the ECRIN European correspondents and provided by national ECRIN partners at not-for-profit rates for academic trials. Provision of services requires submission of the protocol to the ECRIN Scientific Board, coupled to a logistical assessment of the project, and the final decision is made by the ECRIN Network Committee


BioMedBridges is an EU-funded cluster project of ten biomedical sciences research infrastructures that will construct an e-infrastructure to allow interoperability between data and services in the biological, medical, translational and clinical domains. BioMedBridges started on 1 January 2012 and over the duration of the four-year of the project the following ESFRI BMS Research Infrastructures are all playing leading roles: BBMRI, EATRIS, ECRIN, ELIXIR, InfraFrontier and INSTRUCT.



The EHR4CR project is one of the largest public-private partnerships aiming at providing adaptable, reusable and scalable solutions (tools and services) for reusing data from Electronic Health Record systems for Clinical Research. The project will run over four years (2011-2014) with a budget of 16 million euro and involves 33 academic and industrial partners, 11 Pharmaceutical Companies (members of EFPIA) and 22 Public Partners (Academia, Hospitals and SMEs). Though, research is always a collaborative endeavour, establishing specifications between the different stakeholders and partners is challenging.



'p-medecine - From data sharing and integration via VPH models to personalized medicine' is a 4-year Integrated Project co-funded under the European Community’s 7th Framework Programme aiming at developing new tools, IT infrastructure and VPH models to accelerate personalized medicine for the benefit of the patient.

In p-medicine 19 partners from 9 European countries and Japan have dedicated themselves to create support and sustain new knowledge and innovative technologies to overcome current problems in clinical research and pave the way for a more individualized therapy.



The TRANSFoRm project consortium of 15 European Universities and two private partners signed a contract on 8 January 2010 with the European Commission to develop methods, standards and systems for the integration of healthcare computer systems for clinical care and research.



The study registration (German: Studienregistrierung) is a tool to registrate clinical trials which will be executed at the university hospital in Düsseldorf (UKD). After the registration of a study it will be processed by different commissions and be cared for by the KKS.

The study registration can only be accessed over the intranet of the UKD with the links "studienregistrierung" or "".



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