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Permanent Senate Commission on Key Questions in Clinical Research

On 1 July 2013 the Senate Commission on Key Questions in Clinical Research (SCCR) was appointed for an initial mandate period of three years as a Permanent Senate Commission. On 5 July 2016 the DFG Senate agreed to a second term of three years. The SCCR is the successor to the former Senate Commission on Clinical Research, whose mandate expired at the end of 2011.

The task of the SCCR is to advise policymakers and government authorities as well as the scientific community and the public on behalf of the Senate of the DFG. The Commission examines issues relevant to medical research that are socially, politically or economically significant. It particularly focuses on areas affecting the actions of policymakers and government authorities, both nationally and internationally. The Senate Commission also regularly issues position statements and seeks to find solutions when there is a need for regulation on certain topics with obvious relevance to clinical research.

The Commission also supports and provides input and guidance on strategic funding opportunities such as the Clinical Research Units and Clinical Trials Programmes.

Scientific Office

  • Dr. Karin Werner and Corina Schnabel M.A.
    Medical Center – University of Freiburg
    Dept. of Dermatology
    Hauptstr. 7
    79104 Freiburg, Germany
    Phone: +49 (761) 270-69951 / 69953
    Fax: +49 (761) 270-69952
    E-mail: dfg.senatskommission@uniklinik-freiburg.de