[editable name="region-0"]For our doctoral candidates, our academic and non-academic partners offer a wide spectrum of practical requirements needed to maximise employability on the job market. Their contributions to a training programme ensure that participants develop essential (practical) skills required by non-academic employers. Partners contribute relevant research questions on best practices in CTDS and declared to harmonise their activities to provide a well fitting setting for training, research, and secondments. Our partners also contribute a large variety of practical/regulatoric experiences. They do not receive any funding by the EU.[/editable]


BAYER Aktiengesellschaft

Bayer AG actively performs clinical trials and shares IPD via the platform CSDR. It provides training (S1, PT2) and opportunities for secondments.


Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung

The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) researches the influence of nutrition on health. The overall goal is to make scientific knowledge usable for prevention and therapy. In order to translate new approaches most efficiently from the lab to patients, the scientists at DIfE work in a combination of experimental and applied research: from cells and mice to epidemiological observations and human intervention. DIfE shares data on a regular basis and provides training (S1, PT3) and opportunities for secondments.

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Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Medizin

The goal of NFDI4Health is to merge epidemiological, public health and clinical research. To this end, the consortium is building a research data infrastructure for personal health data. One of the two NFDI4Health coordinators is located at the ZB MED.

The Information Centre for Life Sciences (ZB MED) is an infrastructure and research centre for information and data in the life sciences. Its goal is to support and strengthen research for the benefit of people and the environment: from medicine and biodiversity to environmental protection. It is part of the NFDI4Health consortium and provides training (S1, D1-D3) and opportunities for secondments.



The European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN) is committed to promoting and enhancing the sharing of IPD from clinical trials for secondary analyses. It is involved in respective research and training projects and provides a rich infrastructure. ECRIN provides training and opportunities for secondments. ECRIN will contribute to S1, S2, D1, PT2. ECRIN also provides secondments.



LORIER (L'Organisation pour une Recherche Inserm Ethique et Responsable - Organisation for Ethical and Responsible Inserm Research) concerns all the activities and staff of Inserm and the joint Inserm/University units. Its aim is to encourage the development of a common culture of ethical and responsible research, in order to improve the accountability, transparency, reproducibility and quality of our research.



Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) is a research to action center dedicated to finding ways to improve the validity and transparency of scientific research.


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care in England. NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS, public health and social care services by producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners; developing quality standards; and providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across health and social care. NICE provides training (S2, PT2) and opportunities for secondments.

The Ottawa Hospital

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Corporation

The Centre for Journalology is based in the Methods Centre of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and operates under the leadership of Dr. David Moher. Its goal is to help enhance the reporting quality of research in order to increase the value of biomedical research. Journalology is the science of publication practices and the study of these activities.


SciCrunch Inc.

SciCrunch INC is devoted to improving descriptions of research methods, resources and reagents in scientific papers. It is part of the ScreenIT team. SciCrunch INC will provide one opportunity for secondment and contribute to training (S3).


Smart Data Analysis and Statistics

Smart Data Analysis and Statistics supports pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations in the analysis of clinical trials and real-world data. They will provide input to the training programme (S2, D2) and offer a secondment.


Yale University - The YODA Project

The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation advocates for the responsible sharing of clinical research data. The Project is committed to open science and data transparency, and supports research attempting to produce concrete benefits to patients, the medical community, and society as a whole. Through experience and input from the public and stakeholders, the YODA Project has iteratively developed a model to make data available to researchers in a sustainable way, in which data sharing becomes a part of the clinical research enterprise of the future. The mission of the YODA Project is to not only increase access to clinical research data, but to promote its use to generate new knowledge.

Associated Universities

University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam is a cooperation partner to the project "Added value of meta-analyses of shared individual patient data (IPD) in mental health". Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam provides a secondment to access the largest collection of mental health IPDMA.

Universität Göttingen

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Is providing a PhD programme for the doctoral candidate at the Medical Center at Göttingen.

Université de Lyon

Université Lyon

Is providing a PhD programme for the doctoral candidate at the HCL (Hospices Civils de Lyon).

Utrecht University

Universiteit Ultrecht

Is providing a PhD programme for the doctoral candidate at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary care, University Medical Center Utrecht.