The main aim of the German Federal Government's health research programme is to be able to combat major widespread diseases more effectively. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is creating the prerequisites for this by establishing the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) as long-term, equal partnerships of non-university research institutions with universities and university hospitals.
The six German Centers for Health Research work closely together to exchange experiences and use synergies of co-operation The goal of all of them is translation: a fast and effective transfer of research results into clinical application and medical care.
DZG Expert Center for Medicinal Chemistry (MedChem)
The MedChem Expertise Center supports medicinal-chemical advancement of significant candidate drugs in all German Centers for Health Research. Its goal is to optimize small molecule drug candidates for selected projects.
Together against the new coronavirus
LEOSS – a European registry
The DZIF and the German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI) have set up a European case registry which is to collect clinical data of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. A special feature of this new registry is that all the data collected will be made available to the scientific community for use in joint analyses. LEOSS is multilingual and is to be implemented across the entire EU.