• Mission

    The most important goal of the DZHK is to make research findings available as quickly as possible to all patients in Germany and to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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  • Shared Expertise

    Scientists at each DZHK partner site can provide their colleagues from other sites with scientific skills and laboratory methods wherever their work overlaps.

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  • Clinical Studies

    DZHK-research focusses on clinical studies, registers and cohorts involving all 17 clinical site partners. Also non-DZHK-member-institutions include patients in DZHK-studies.

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03.12.2020 Award >

Heart attack research: How do heart cells communicate under stress?

Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital have been awarded the Wilhelm P. Winterstein Prize for a new method of analyzing proteins released by heart muscle cells under stress.

23.11.2020 Research News >

19 DZHK researchers among the most influential scientists worldwide

They were included in the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2020". This puts them in the top percent of the most frequently cited scientists in their respective fields.

13.11.2020 Research News >

DZHK provides data infrastructure for corona research

Clinical data, diagnostic images and samples from Covid-19 patients can be recorded uniformly throughout Germany using the DZHK Clinical Research Platform. German university clinics thus pool their data centrally.

11.12.2020 Training >

Online workshops on cardiovascular research

DZHK scientists discuss the latest research results once a month| Next event: Friday, 11.12.2020, 4-5 PM | Participation only with DZHK status


Consultations for DZHK IT systems

Are you a user of our IT systems in clinical research and have problems, questions or need for training? Then join our regular video consultation hours (in German).

Next consultations: 4.12.2020, DZHK-BDMS (TrialConnect)


Why clinical research is important

Without clinical trials, there is no progress in medicine. Our new Youtube video explains why patient support is key to developing new treatments.

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