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Working Groups

For special areas of responsibility, the Commission has set up working groups in which individuals can also participate who are not members of the Commission but have specialist expertise in the respective areas.

“Career Paths/Research-Oriented Personnel Structures” Working Group

Among other things, this working group is concerned with mapping out a continuous, structured career path for researching physicians (“Clinician Scientist", “Advanced Clinician Scientist”) at all levels of continuing medical education. Current developments in university medicine are taken into account here, as are the different “cultures” of medical disciplines and changing technical, demographic and social conditions.

Members of the Working Group

  • Professor Dr. Simone Fulda (Chair)
  • Professor Dr. Ingo Autenrieth
  • Professor Dr. Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff
  • Professor Dr. Michael Boutros
  • Professor Dr. Christian Etz
  • Professor Dr. Dagmar Führer-Sakel
  • Professor Dr. Susanne Herold
  • Professor Dr. Ruth Esther von Stebut-Borschitz
  • Professor Dr. Robert Thimme
  • Dr. Frank Wissing

Statements

Event

“Quality” Working Group

The “Quality in Clinical Research” Working Group addresses the DFG’s principles and requirements with regard to assessing the quality of clinical research on a subject-specific basis. Among other things, work is focused on the development of concrete recommendations for action for the implementation of quality standards in clinical research projects and the appropriate establishment of quality standards, starting in the funding proposals themselves.

Members of the working group

  • Professor Dr. Bernd Fleischmann (Chair)
  • Professor Dr. Ingo Autenrieth
  • Professor Dr. Christian Etz
  • Professor Dr. Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff
  • Professor Dr. Simone Fulda
  • Professor Dr. Wolfgang Herr
  • Professor Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
  • Dr. Beatrix Schwörer

Guide

Statement

Event

“Clinical Trials/Translation” Working Group

This working group undertakes a focused treatment of the topic of translation in the context of clinical research and the medicine-related life sciences.

Members of the Working Group

  • Professor Dr. Jörg Schulz (Chair)
  • Professor Dr. Michael Boutros
  • Professor Dr. Christian Etz
  • Professor Dr. Dagmar Führer-Sakel
  • Professor Dr. Wolfgang Herr
  • Professor Dr. Tobias Huber
  • Professor Dr. Eva Hummers
  • Professor Dr. Jörg Kalff, Bonn
  • Professor Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
  • Prof. Dr. med. Hendrik Schulze-Koops (permanent guest)
  • Professor Dr. Meike Stiesch
  • Dr. Frank Wissing

Statement

Event

Concluded Working Groups

“Human Genome Sequencing” Working Group

Looking into the ethical and legal aspects of human genome sequencing, the working group consisted of members of the SGKF, the Senate Commission on Key Questions of Genetic Research and a review board member representing the subject area of human genetics. The working group has completed its work.

Statement

“Studies Involving Small Numbers of Cases” Working Group

This working group addresses the question of how knowledge-generating trials involving small numbers of cases can be designed to facilitate progress in the development of innovative therapies for rare diseases and personalised medicine. The work of the “Small Numbers of Cases” Working Group was integrated in the 2018 statement “Clinical Trials”.

“Clinical Trials” Working Group

Among other things, this working group deals with the question of how the framework conditions for conducting clinical trials in Germany can be improved. This working group works in close coordination and sometimes in joint meetings with the Medical Committee of the German Council of Science.

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Event