COPD

30 September 2022

A comprehensive Lancet Commission publication, co-authored by research group leader Prof. Daiana Stolz, presents core strategies for preventing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and combating it worldwide.

ischaemic brain stroke

20. September 2022

When to start direct oral anticoagulants?

A large international observational study provides convincing evidence that an early start with the administration of direct oral anticoagulants makes sense

Pituitary Gland

15 September 2022

Diabetes insipidus from a patient's perspective

For the first time, a large-scale, international patient survey provides important insights into the diagnosis and treatment as well as treatment-related side effects and psychological concomitant diseases of this rare neuroendocrine disease

RDLM

1 September 2022

Sustainable management of clinical research data

The DKF actively participates in the Data Stewardship Program of the University of Basel. This initiative promotes sustainable ways of collecting, using and sharing of data as well as the establishemnt of efficient data management planning. The DKF contributes its unique experience in handling sensitive personal data.

 

19 July 2022

First online training on human research projects

Human research is more than classic clinical trials can cover. A new DKF training explains the different legal requirements for the numerous types of possible research projects.

 

iict2022

24 June 2022

Two IICT grants for pioneering studies at the University Hospital Basel

Congratulations to the DKF research groups led by PD Dr. Elisabeth Kappos and PD Dr. Özgür Yaldizli. The Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF has awarded two of the prestigious Investigator-initiated Clinical Trials (IICT) grants to the Basel researchers. The two projects are convincing, among other things, due to their innovative study design and exemplary inclusion of patients in the project planning.

KnowHow

1 June 2022

Recommendations for efficient patient recruitment

Using the recruitment of study participants as an example, the DKF research group of Matthias Briel shows how results from meta-research can be used in practical study planning.

Meta-research is a competence focus at DKF. This discipline strives for evidence-based improvement of research and subsequently of health care.

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25 May 2022

A broad range of support for clinical research groups

Study teams with a small budget can also benefit from the support offered by DKF Scientific Services.

In order to be able to support all research groups efficiently, a number of free- of-charge offers are available thanks to financial grants from the Medical Faculty Basel and, to some extend, via job transfers from the University Hospital Basel. In addition, the possibilities for low-threshold assistance have recently been greatly expanded.

Ivana & Sina

2 May 2022

Organisation of professional project management

The IRASPEN registry is to provide answers to a special form of psoriasis that has hardly been researched to date. The DKF supports the coordination of the international data collection.

Over a period of 5 years, Alexander Navarini's research group, together with 14 other centres in ten countries, will investigate the clinical course and response to already established treatments of "psoriasis pustulosa".

swissaf video vimeo

4 April 2022

Swiss-AF cohort: new publication in the European Heart Journal

Silent cerebral infarcts are associated with impaired cognitive function

Prof. Michael Kühne, Head of the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at the USB, and Michael Coslovsky (DKF) explain the study in a video.

kuhle, benkert

1 March 2022

The blood marker "neurofilament light chain" can significantly improve therapy decisions in multiple sclerosis.

Prof. Jens Kuhle, head of the Basel MS Center, and Pascal Benkert of DKF explain the relevance of their recently published study in "The Lancet Neurology" in an interview.

Annemarie Karrasch Award 2022

15 February 2022

Prof. Viola Heizelmann-Schwarz is awarded by the propatient foundation for her multicenter MATAO study in advanced ovarian cancer.

The foundation particularly honors research and innovation projects that can demonstrate a high direct benefit for affected patients.

REDCap

2 February 2022

White Paper

29 November 2021

Staphylococcus Aureus

1 November 2021

Paris, Pauli-Magnus

2 November 2021

p-value

5 October 2021

Study Center Tanzania

1 September 2021

Brain CT

13 July 2021

Niels Schärer & Daniel

5 July 2021

Banner knowledge pool

24 June 2021

ESTREL APP

31 May 2021

ECRIN Certificate

15 March 2021

MDR

3 May 2021, update 26 May 2021

Graphic study registration

10 March 2021

Since the introduction of mandatory registration, the rate of reported prospective studies and the quality of study information has been steadily increasing.

The new figures on clinical research activity at the University Hospital Basel.

News

1 September 2022

The new DKF newsletter ist available

Monthly, the DKF Newsletter provides you with an overview of the latest developments, calls for proposals, events, training opportunities, publications and awards.

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28 August 2022

Clinical Research Update Seminars

New topics, new dates: 21 September -"Umsetzung der MDR in der Schweiz", 25 October - "Planning my data analysis in a nutshell", 7 December - "Zeitgemässes Monitoring"

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6 July 2022

Best Publication Award by the Swiss Society of Hypertension

Dr. Lisa Hert, Critical Care USB, has recieved a first prize for her publication in the Europen Stroke Journal concerning a research project on atrial fibrillation stroke patients. The study has been conducted in collaboration with the DKF reserach groups around S. Engelter, P. Lyrer and G.M. De Marchis.

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30 June 2022

Data privacy and data sharing in human reserach

An article in the latest issue of "Regulatory Affairs Watch" elaborates on the regulatory framework of those two hot topics. Claudia Becherer, head of the DKF regulatory team is co-author of this article.

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29 June 2022

A new issue of DKForum is available

In our magazine DKForum we show you the broad spectrum of clinical research and innovations going on in our department.

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23 June 2022

Jubilee Award from Stiftung Krebsforschung Schweiz for Prof. E. Kappos

Supporting her patient-centered research project on new therapeutic interventions to treat lymphedema after breat cancer therapy DKF reserach group leader Elisabeth Kappos was awarded a jubilee prize.

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13 June 2022

Prof. E. Kappos appointed as new member of theSAKK Scientific Committee

DKF Research Group leader Elisabeth Kappos has been elected as member of the Scientific Commitee of the Swiss Group of Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK) gewählt.

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2 June 2022

New call for Annemarie Karrasch Forschungspreis

The propatient Forschungsstiftung at the University Hospital Basel opens a new call for funding of patientrelevant research and innovation projects in oncology.
 
Deadline: 31 August 2022

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1 June 2022

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2 May 2022

New topics and dates for the Clinical Research Lunch

24 May: Personalised medicine, pragmatic trials and the bizarre construct of so-called external validity

21 June: The Open Science Dashboard. Future core metrics used to measure open science practices

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28 April 2022

Registration of studies with centres located in the EU

New clinical studies with medicinal products which run study centres located in the EU need to be registered in the Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS) by 31 January 2023 at the latest. The DKF offers support with access and registration.

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4 April 2022

A Culture of Collaboration

On 19 Juli 2022 the University of Basel holds a symposium in honour of P.J. Meier-Abt.

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4 April 2022

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1 April 2022

PPI in a nutshell

On 12 April and 6 May 2022 online courses on "Public and Patient Involvement" for applicants of the SNF Call "Inverstigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICT)" will take place. 

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31 March 2022

New course dates - registration now open

Project Management in Clinical Study Operations: 9-11 November 2022
Applied Statistics using R: 19 and 26 Oktober 2022, and 2 November 2022

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2 March 2022

The new DKF Newsletter is available

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1 March 2022

First dates for the series "Clinical Resaerch Update Seminar"

Save the dates: On 6. April 2022 we will infrom you on the details of  "Submissions to the ethics committee & Logistics of clinical study planning", on 23 August 2022 we will talk about "Up-to-date monitoring on clinical studies".

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20 February 2022

From the media: BaseTIL-Studie on TV

In the TV broadcast «Gesundheit heute»  the BaseTIL-Studie under the direction of DKF reserach group Prof. Heinz Läubli has been discussed as an innovative example for personalised cancer therapy.

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17 February 2022

Neurofilaments as blood markers of multiple sclerosis disease activity

A paper published today in the journal Lancet Neurology by the Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Cohort Study Group led by DKF research group leader Jens Kuhle shows how MS therapy could be significantly optimized by measuring neurofilaments in the blood.

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2 February 2022

Research Consent new in 8 Languages in MEONA.

The information and consent documents for research consents at USB are now available in MEONA and would be translated into more languages.

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2 February 2022

The new DKF Newsletter is here

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1 February 2022

Annual Review 2021

DKF presents its review the past research year.

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2 December 2021

Clinical Research Lunch

The next dates with new exciting topics of international speakers are fixed.

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1 December 2021

Call for Abstracts extended

Abstracts for Clinical Research Day 2022 can still be submitted until Monday, December 13.

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1 December 2021

The new DKF Newsletter is here

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29 October 2021

The new DKForum magazine is out

Main topics are: "Public and Patient Involvement" and the research partnership with SwissTPH.

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28 October 2021

Public and Patient Involvement

The new issue of SCTO "Regulatory Affairs Watch" is dedicated to this topic.

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5 October 2021

What is wrong with p-values?

Videos on the topic are now available.

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5 October 2021

The new DKF Newsletter is here

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1 October 2021

Clinical Research Day: Call for abstracts

The submission deadline for short talks and posters is November 30, 2021.

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1 October 2021

Essentials in Health Research Methodology Course.

The dates for 2022 are set - the 4 modules will take place between January 11 and February 10.

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1 October 2021

Course "Applied Statistics using R: Analysing Medical Data".

The dates for 2022 are set: May 4-11-18

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26 August 2021

Statistics in research: what is wrong with p-values?

Our next Update Seminar on September 22 will address this pressing question and present alternatives to the much-used p-value.

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18 August 2021

Research Data Management at the University of Basel

The DKF is part of this network whose goal is to support researchers in all phases of dealing with research data.

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17 August 2021

Information event on new medical device regulations

On September 2, Swissmedic will provide online information on the changes in the area of research with and placing on the market of medical devices that have been in force since May 26.

Program and registration
Further information on the topic


15 July 2021

Statistics consultation hours during the vacation season

The DKF statistics team is continuously available without obligation and free of charge during the general summer holiday period. Due to the current situation, the statistics consultation hour usually takes place via video telephony.

Appointment


14 July 2021

Patient and public participation in clinical research.

A new guideline from SCTO helps researchers determine what opportunities exist for effective and meaningful "public and patient involvement" in their clinical trial.

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13 July 2021

Successful submission to SNF IICT call

The research groups of Marios-Nikos Psychogios (Neuroradiology/USB) and Urs Fischer (Neurology/USB starting August 2021, will receive SNF funding for their DISTAL study on endovascular therapy for cerebral stroke.

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5 July 2021

The new DKF Newsletter is here

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11 June 2021

Updated infosheet for reporting adverse events in medical device studies.

Our infosheet has been revised based on the latest information from EU-MDR and KlinV-MEP.

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9 June 2021

The final program for the Clinical Research Update Seminar on June 29th is now available.

Our next Update Seminar is dedicated to the topic "Risk-based Quality Management in Clinical Research". Participation is free of charge.

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9 June 2021

"Medical Monitoring" as a new regulatory service at DKF.

Medical assessment, coding, and reporting of safety reports in clinical trials is a new service offered by the DKF Regulatory Team.

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1 June 2021

"Project Management in Clinical Study Operations" course: registration now open.

This course teaches the principles of project management in the context of clinical study operations.

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1 June 2021

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26 May 2021

Revision of medical device law to continue as planned

Despite the current uncertainties regarding mutual recognition of conformity between Switzerland and the EU, new legislative texts on medical device law entered into force today.
MepV
KlinV-Mep
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18 May 2021

Young Talents in Clinical Research: 3 awards for researchers from Basel

The 14 young researchers awarded a grant by the Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation and SAMS include: Dr. Cihan Atila (DKF FG M. Christ-Crain), Dr. Sophia Lengsfeld (DKF FG B. Winzeler), and Dr. Maria Bösig (DKF FG J. Leuppi).
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17 May 2021

New code on scientific integrity

The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences describe the common understanding of scientific integrity in a revised code and provide guidance for its implementation in practice.
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4 May 2021

Project Management in Clinical Study Operations

Registration is now open for the new course date of November 8-10, 2021.
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3 May 2021

Save the Date: Clinical Reseach Update Seminar on June 29.

The topic of our next seminar is "Risk-based Quality Management in Clinical Research."
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15 April 2021

Continuing education at DKF still in online format

Face-to-face teaching at the University of Basel will be reintroduced in small steps starting April 26. Due to the uncertain situation and numerous requirements, DKF training courses will take place online as planned for the time being.


13 April 2021

DKF director Pauli-Magnus confirmed as president of SCTO

Prof. Christiane Pauli-Magnus has been confirmed in her position as President of the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO), national coordination platform for patient-oriented clinical research, for another three years. Congratulations!
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6 April 2021

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31 March 2021

Parallel submission of clinical trials with medical devices

Swissmedic announces changes to its authorization practice as of May 1. In addition, the authority draws attention to the new requirements for investigational devices without CE marking.
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29 March 2021

Clinical research with medical devices -what's changing?

The videos from the March 10 Clinical Research Update Seminar on the entry into force of the revised Swiss medical device law on May 26, 2021, are now available:
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23 March 2021

Practical information for applicants of clinical studies with medical devices

The FOPH's Coordination Office for Research on Human Subjects (kofam) provides practical answers on its website to questions related to the application process leading up to the entry into force of KlinV-Mep on May 26, 2021.
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16 March 2021

RC2NB signs collaboration agreements with Roche and Novartis.

The RC2NB Multiple Sclerosis Research Center, in which DKF is a major participant, has secured the support of these two major companies for several years.
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15 March 2021

SRF broadcast PULS on thearpies of COVID-19

DKF research group leader Lars Hemkens and Manuel Battegay in interview.
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2 March 2021

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23 February 2021

PPHS Welcome Event

At the beginning of the semester, the PhD Program Health Sciences (PPHS) hosts a networking and informational event for all new PhD students from the Health Sciences program.
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22 February 2021

Updated Q&A on conducting clinical trials during the pandemic.

This document was recently updated to reflect the current federal regulation and policies in place at USB.
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18 February 2021

Clinical research with medical devices - what's changing?

The Clinical Research Update Seminar on this topic will be held online March 10, 2021.
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28 January 2021

The winners at this year's Clinical Research Day.

Best Short Presentation: Fabienne Decrue, Milica Popovic, Luca Köchlin
Best Rapid Fire Presentation: Annina Vischer, Anna-Chiara Schaub, Valerian Altersberger
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