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Clinical Trials Unit am Kantonsspital St.Gallen (CTU-KSSG)

English title Clinical Trials Unit at Kantonsspital St.Gallen (CTU-KSSG)
Applicant Driessen Christoph
Number 122668
Funding scheme Clinical Trial Units
Research institution Abteilung Onkologie/Hämatologie Departement Innere Medizin Kantonsspital
Institution of higher education Cantonal hospital of St.Gallen - KSPSG
Main discipline Public Health and Health Services
Start/End 01.12.2008 - 30.11.2011
Approved amount 1'144'000.00
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Keywords (5)

CTU; clinical trials; infrastructure; national clinical trial network; translational research

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
The aims of the current proposal are (i) to establish a central clinical trials unit (CTU) at the Kantonsspital St.Gallen (KSSG; CTU-KSSG), which builds on and connects the already successful research nuclei at KSSG, ii) improve the quality of clinical and epidemiologic research in all departments, and (iii) integrate this research into a national network of clinical trial units. The CTU-KSSG shall not only combine the expertise in clinical research at KSSG on an accessible platform but significantly ex-pand both knowledge and infrastructure in a sustained manner. It shall implement a central organization structure that provides professional services and effective infrastructure in design, organization and management of clinical trials to be used by all local departments, clinics and institutes. At the same time, this CTU shall perform quality control measures for local clinical research, build up local networks of competence and communicate with external networks or individuals, administrative authorities and commercial partners. This shall ultimately further improve local competence and infrastructure for clinical research, establish a high scientific and infrastructure standard for clinical research performed at KSSG and nationwide, facilitate the access of junior researchers to high-quality clinical research and optimize the use of financial and personal resources.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
128786 Laser scanning confocal microscope for in vivo and in situ imaging 01.12.2009 R'EQUIP
138781 Clinical Trials Unit at the Kantonsspital St.Gallen (CTU-KSSG), Continuation 01.12.2011 Clinical Trial Units