Thanks to research and clinical trials, many diseases are now better understood and treatable. The concept of clinical studies encompasses this interrelated process; it covers a spectrum extending from simple interviews about "patient oriented" observations to genuine clinical trials investigating the influence of medical treatment of a disease in a controlled environment. Clinical trials are subject to stringent regulations and guidelines (GCP).
The brochure "Clinical Studies" can be downloaded from the internet site of the Charite's Coordination Center for Clinical Studies (KKS). In it you will find information on clinical trials, their planning and execution as well as information on the protection, rights and obligations of study participants. The most basic rule is: No patient shall participate in a clinical study without knowing that he/she is doing so or without having agreed to participate. Physicians are obligated to explain the study to the patient fully and to procure the patient's written agreement. Contact us if you have questions about clinical trials at the CSB or about the trial team.
The CSB has a trial team (CSB Trial Team) that, together with its co-operation partners and CSB research groups, carries out and supports the studies and projects at the CSB.
In March 2012 the CSB Trial Team became a certified (DIN 9001) Site Management Organization (SMO).
Imaging Team (MRI)
The CSB's 3-Tesla-MRI is located on the stroke ward at the Charité's Benjamin Franklin Clinic in Steglitz. The Imaging Team (MRI) works there.