NCRC - About us
As of April 2023, the NCRC will change its name from the previous NeuroCure Clinical Research Center to
NCRC – Neuroscience Clinical Research Center !
From its founding in 2008 until the end of the second NeuroCure funding phase, primarily NeuroCure PIs and specially appointed NCRC professors were engaged in the NCRC. However, since 2019, the NCRC has evolved into an overarching infrastructure open to all neuroscience researchers at Charité. This extension is now indicated by the new name.
The NCRC continues to have a close relationship with the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure. In addition, it is also supported by the faculty of the Charité and the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH).
Translating findings from basic research into clinical application
The NCRC – Neuroscience Clinical Research Center was established (initially under the name NeuroCure Clinical Research Center) to provide patients with the fastest possible access to new therapeutic and diagnostic options. At the NCRC, findings from basic research are transferred directly into the clinic practice, i.e., made available to the patient. This translation is possible by clinical studies.
The NCRC offers all NeuroCure/neuroscience researchers support services for planning and conducting their own investigator-initiated trials (IITs) as well as studies in cooperation with industry.
New findings from basic neuroscientific research - for example on stroke, multiple sclerosis, dementia, epilepsy or psychiatric diseases - can be investigated in clinical studies and subsequently implemented in diagnostics and therapy. By participating in a study, patients have direct access to the new diagnosis and therapy methods.
Since 2019, the NCRC's outpatient study infrastructure has been complemented by the NCRC BrainLab module. In close cooperation with other clinical areas such as the emergency department, neurosurgery or the intensive care unit, treatment methods are developed here, especially for acute and hyperacute diseases.
The NCRC is certified since July 2014 as a Clinical Research Center including Site Management Organisation and biomarker sample management for the development, conduct and administration of neurological and psychiatric studies according to DIN ISO 9001.