Short Description

With its spatial and technical equipment, the Human Study Center offers ideal conditions for conducting epidemiological and experimental studies. The main areas of work range from methodological-scientific consulting and support to the organizational implementation of human studies and the operation of a biobank.

Our team provides researchers with expertise and advice on procedures and methods, management of work processes, test subjects, data and samples. It also assists in designing the study and in the preparation of applications.

Within the Human Study Center, our secretariat coordinates all scientific projects taking place at DIfE as well as cooperative projects with external partners.

The Human Study Center is located in the new Gerty-Cori-House since the end of 2021. The modern research center offers, in addition to a comfortable examination area on the ground floor, where several studies can run in parallel, modern laboratories with access to the cryostorage. Here, samples can be stored for long periods of time at minus 20, 80 or 196 degrees Celsius in deep freezers or liquid nitrogen.

In the biobank area, there is a fully automated tank that can handle both sample storage and sample removal both day and night. The second floor houses the restricted-access confidential agency and data center. The Human Study Center, therefore, ensures high ethical standards and guarantees that the personal data of those participating in studies are optimally protected.