Excellent research is not possible without the exchange of scientists: research questions are becoming more complex and competencies more specific. That is why the DZHK is involved in national and international collaborations and networks, for example with transnational project funding (DZHK-BHF-DHF) and in an initiative to fund worldwide clinical trials (GCRFF).

To support corona research in Germany, the DZHK also provides the DZHK Research Platform: In the NAPKON project (National Pandemic Cohort Network), university hospitals nationwide are pooling their data centrally.