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Name of Collaboratory :

 

Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB)

 
 

URL :

  http://www.schlaganfallcentrum.de  
 

Collaboratory Status :

 
Operational   Start Date : 2008 End Date : Info Last Updated : Mon, Nov 1 2010 9:01pm PDT
 
 

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Distributed Research Center  
 

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Virtual Learning Community  
 

Domain(s) :

  BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Biomedical Sciences, BIOLOGICAL/AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES >Biological Sciences >Pathology, Human and Animal  
 

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :

 

The Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB) research groups perform disease-oriented basic research, clinical research, epidemiology and health services research related to stroke.

The CSB is establishing internal structures to further research and improve research conditions: the trial team module to support clinical studies; the experimental lab module which holds resources for basic research; the training module including the extra-occupational Master of Science in Cerebrovascular Medicine degree program; the health care module with IT, health care projects and a coordinated care chain, the Berlin Stroke Alliance; and finally the management module responsible for administration and management.

Part of the Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung (TMF) collaboratory.

 
 

Access to Instruments :

  In all phases of a project, the CSB serves as a resource platform (experimental labs, trial team, training, regulating access to patients) and with its access to flexible funding can give kick-start support where necessary.  
 

Access to Information Resources :

  In all phases of a project, the CSB serves as a resource platform (experimental labs, trial team, training, regulating access to patients) and with its access to flexible funding can give kick-start support where necessary.  
 

Access to People as Resources :

  In all phases of a project, the CSB serves as a resource platform (experimental labs, trial team, training, regulating access to patients) and with its access to flexible funding can give kick-start support where necessary.  
 

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

 
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
 
 
 

Notes on Funding Agencies/Sponsors:
The Center for Stroke Research Berlin (CSB) at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has been funded since July 2008 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as an Integrated Research and Treatment Center (IFB) (25 million Euros over a 5 year period).

 
 
 
Organizations with Funded Participants:
 
Organization name:
Approx # of participants:
Description of organization's role(s):
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
33
Hosting/coordinating institution.
Evangelisches Geriatriezentrum Berlin (EGZB)
1
Cooperating institution
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
3
Cooperating institution
Medical Park AG
1
Member
Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum
1
Board of Directors
 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS:
39
 

Notes on Participants/Organizations:
Within the Charité itself, several hospitals and institutes are engaged in the CSB. The approach to stroke is interdisciplinary, with neurologists, neurosurgeons, immunologists, cardiologists, radiologists, and epidemiologists actively cooperating. On the administrative level the CSB is a research center at the Charité; it is not a section of an institute or a Charité Center but rather is directly assigned to the Charité Faculty.

The Members' Council and the Board of Directors are a part of the CSB's administrative structure. The CSB initiated the establishment of the Berlin Stroke Alliance - a consortium of more than 40 health care providers related to stroke. This consortium delegates a representative to the Board of Directors.

The BMBF, the Scientific Advisory Board, and a non-scientific advisory board - the Stroke Industry-Academia-Liaison Advisory Council - also have a strong impact on the CSB.

To meet the BMBF goals (to create an attractive internal environment for top-rate clinical research; to create better career opportunities for the new generation of scientists; to achieve high quality in patient-oriented research), the CSB has developed modules of bundled interactive measures:

Management Module: Efficient Management and Administration

An efficient administration under the Managing Director frees scientists to concentrate on research and treatment. Project managers accompany management processing projects on performance indicators, quality controls and communication strategies as well as IT projects. The internal allocation of flexible funds according to defined criteria enables the CSB to respond to new discoveries and developments.


Health Care Module: Berlin Stroke Alliance

The Health Care Module includes the establishment of the Berlin Stroke Alliance (BSA), a consortium of research and provider entities, cost units and others. The alliance maintains a counselling service for stroke patients and their families and friends ("Servicepunkt Schlaganfall"). Moreover, the BSA is developing a Stroke Management Research System in cooperation with consultants and external service providers to record patient flow, data collection and evaluation.


Trial Team Module: Optimizing Support for Stroke Studies

The Trial Team provides the expertise and active support for planning and executing stroke studies. Its focus is on stroke-specific aspects of clinical studies, but non-specific support is also available. The Trial Team also has special imaging competence, with a 3 Tesla MRT (magnetic resonance tomography) installed directly adjacent to the Trial Team. It plays an essential role in stroke studies.


Module Training: Master of Science in Cerebrovascular Medicine

The Training Module bundles a curriculum and rotation positions along with stipends for master and PhD students. In Cooperation with the international graduate program Medical Neurosciences, the CSB offers a comprehensive extra-occupational curriculum in clinical cerebrovascular research called "Cerebrovascular Medicine". The first year started in october 2009.


Research Groups Module: Innovation and Bidirectional Translation

Two groups of young scientists and five professorships are being established. Since April 2009, these research groups conduct basic, disease-oriented and patient-oriented stroke-relevant research at the Charité. The research is interdisciplinary, with neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, immunologists and rehabilitation providers interacting in common projects. In all phases of a project, the CSB serves as a resource platform (experimental labs, trial team, training, regulating access to patients) and with its access to flexible funding can give kick-start support where necessary.


Experimental Lab Module

The Experimental Neurology Department has assigned a large part of its resources to the CSB. Other participating entities have contributed further relevant resources, so that broad methodological know-how, a plethora of models and state of the art equipment are available for preclinical stroke research.

Lists as an "Associated Unit" the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies collaboratory.



   
     
 
 

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