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Name of Collaboratory :


Competence Network Stroke


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Collaboratory Status :

Operational   Start Date : 1999 End Date : Info Last Updated : Tue, Nov 2 2010 12:00pm PDT

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Distributed Research Center  

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Community Data Systems, 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 Competence Network Stroke aims to help these stroke victims with interdisciplinary, practice-oriented research.

Actors in the field of health care, clinical scientists, fundamental researchers, as well as self-help groups and other organizations work in this nationwide research partnership. The network combines and links existing research potentials to make further advances in the prevention and treatment of stroke. The objective is to provide patients with research results as quickly as possible.

The main goals of the network are:

1. Promote risk identification and prevention: Scientists are determining which genes play a role in the origin of different types of stroke. The objective is the early identification of high-risk patients to enable a well-directed preventive treatment.

2. Optimize patient care: The network aims to close knowledge gaps in health care research and health economy and to analyze and correct possible deficits. This paves the way for a comprehensive quality assurance in stroke treatment and a long-term, validated cost planning in the health care sector.

3. Improve diagnosis and acute therapy: Multicentric studies are testing the potency and effectiveness of new operation procedures, imaging diagnostic methods, and medicinal strategies.

4. Quality assurance by using stroke databases: Various project groups are developing and expanding joint stroke databases for imaging methods, epidemiological and genetic questions to enable significant results in multicentric studies. Furthermore, it will be possible to systematically evaluate the acute treatment situation of stroke patients.

5. Support education and advanced training: Symposia and advanced training academies will provide physicians and scientists with information and training about new findings and the current state of research.

6. Promoting young scientists: The prize is awarded for an outstanding scientific work of a young scientist or a study group from a German-speaking country in the field of clinical or experimental stroke research.

Leading Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Arno Villringer, Berlin

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


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Funding Agency or Sponsor :

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

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Organizations with Funded Participants:
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Description of organization's role(s):
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Board of Directors/Speaker (Karl M. Einhäupl); Coordinator and Subnet coordinator (Arno Villringer)
Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Otto W. Witte)
Guy's and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Heinrich Audebert)
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Manfred Kaps)
Klinikum Minden
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Joachim Röther)
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Norbert Hübner)
Max Planck Society
   Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research (MPI-NF)
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Dr. Rudolf Graf)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Wolfgang Kuschinsky)
University of Muenster
Board of Directors/Subnet Coordinator (Klaus Berger)

Notes on Participants/Organizations:
They have a central office at Charite Berlin, which houses the speaker and coordinator. They also have a board of directors, an external scientific advisory board, and the board of members, which is composed of the speaker, the coordinator and the subnet coordinators. The network is divided into 9 subnets:
Stroke Genetics Net
Experimental Stroke Research Group
Stroke Imaging Net
Telemedicine in Acute Stroke Net
Clinical Stroke Trial Net
Public health net
Stroke Rehabilitation Net
Ultrasound Net


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