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Germany establishes two new Centres for Health Research

At a press conference, Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek announced the establishment of two new German Centres for Health Research. | © BMBF/Hans-Joachim Rickel

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The German Centres for Health Research (DZG) continue to grow. The six existing centres, of which the DZHK is one, are now joined by two more: the German Centre for Mental Health (DZP) and the German Centre for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ). The DZG are committed to research and fight widespread diseases. They are jointly funded by the Federal Government and the Federal States.




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Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek announced the partner institutions of the two new DZGs at a press conference. Each centre consists of several partner sites distributed throughout Germany. The total of 13 sites - six in the DZP and seven in the DZKJ - are now each coordinating the establishment of the two new centres. Within six months, the concepts for future research and cooperation should be in place. The aim is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses and illnesses in childhood and adolescence. In one year, DZP and DZKJ should be ready for foundation.

The new sites are made up of universities, university hospitals and non-university research institutions. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) received 23 applications for the DZKJ and 20 for the DZP. The following sites succeeded in a multi-stage selection process:

German Centre for Mental Health/Deutsches Zentrum für Psychische Gesundheit

  • Berlin, coordination: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Bochum, coordination: Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Jena, coordination: Universitätsklinikum Jena
  • Mannheim, coordination: Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
  • Munich, coordination: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Tübingen, coordination: Universität Tübingen

German Centre for Child and Adolescent Health/Deutsches Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendgesundheit

  • Berlin, coordination: Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Göttingen, coordination: Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Greifswald, coordination: Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
  • Hamburg, coordination: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
  • Leipzig, coordination: Universität Leipzig
  • Munich, coordination: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Ulm, coordination: Universität Ulm

With the German Centres for Health Research, the federal government promotes the long-term networking of excellent research institutions. New medical research results are to be applied more quickly and thus reach patients more quickly.


Source: Press release Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)