CEGICLIN is a virtual centre for gastrointestinal clinical trials. Study nurses from this centre are available to the three DZIF Partner Sites involved in this area of research. The Centre also collaborates closely with the DZIF’s clinical trial units and regional clinical trial centres. This enables more flexible provision of support to the growing number of clinical trials being conducted in the field of gastrointestinal research. All projects conducted within this research field can obtain CEGICLIN support. Current core themes include microbiome trials and the development of a vaccine against Helicobacter pylori.