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Scientific networking

AG Mikrobiom

The AG Mikrobiom of the Institute for Prevention and Cancer brings together scientists from different clinics and institutes of the University of Freiburg who are interested in the human and animal microbiome. The idea of the AG is to provide a forum to promote interdisciplinary interactions. Regular seminars are held, each of which includes a Journal Club lecture and a focus report and provides space to initiate interdisciplinary research projects.


Bioinformatics Club Freiburg

The Bioinformatics Club serves as a platform for the scientific exchange between people working in (medical) bioinformatics and related fields of medicine and statistics of the Medical Center - University of Freiburg, associated institutions, the 11th Faculty and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics.


Freiburger Metabolism Club

Regular, Freiburg-wide meeting for scientists interested in metabolism and in integrating aspects of metabolism into their research. : Prof. Dr. Olaf Groß and Dr. Julia Jellusova

Link Freiburger Metabolism Club


Scientific support

Library of the Medical Center - University of Freiburg

The Library of the Medical Center - University of Freiburg is the common website of the University Library Freiburg and the libraries of the Medical Faculty of the Albert Ludwig University Freiburg and the Medical Center - University Freiburg. It serves as an information platform on medical library services available in Freiburg and offers links to the catalogues for print and online media available through the library and direct access to databases, e-journals, books and internet resources.

The library team of the Faculty of Medicine provides services for the University Medicine in Freiburg at various locations. The offer also includes consultation and professional training in literature research in local facilities.


Cochrane Germany

Cochrane is an international network of scientists and physicians that aims to promote decision making in healthcare and individual health based on high-quality, relevant and up-to-date synthesized research evidence. Depending on professional interest, expertise and/or geographical location, contributors are affiliated to one or more Cochrane Groups.

Cochrane Germany is supported by the Cochrane Germany Foundation, which is institutionally funded by the Federal Ministry of Health. The foundation cooperates closely with the Institute for Evidence in Medicine (IfEM) at the Faculty of Medicine and the Medical Center - University of Freiburg. Further information about the Institute for Evidence in Medicine can be found further down on this website.

Cochrane Germany


Core Facilities

The central research facilities (Core Facilities) of the University of Freiburg and the Medical Center – University of Freiburg provide researchers with key technologies and expertise, thus expanding the experimental and professional potential of the research groups. Please find further information here.


Research database

On the website of the research database you will find current information on projects and publications of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg and the University of Freiburg.

Important notice: Please note that the research database will be replaced by FreiDok plus. The last data import (from the research database to FreiDok plus) will be performed on 30.10.2020. Data of the research database acquired after this date will NOT be automatically transferred to FreiDok plus. Detailed information and FAQs can be found here.


FreiDok plus

FreiDok plus is the institutional repository of the University of Freiburg. FreiDok plus acts as a publication platform, university bibliography and research documentation system. The central goals of FreiDok plus, based on the Open Access Resolution of the University of Freiburg, are to increase the visibility of the results of research in Freiburg, to simplify access to publications and (research) data in the sense of Open Science and to ensure the long-term availability of archived information.


Institute for Evidence in Medicine

The Institute for Evidence in Medicine (for Cochrane Germany Foundation) (short IfEM) of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Freiburg was founded on January 1st, 2018 and is part of the Center for Biometry, Epidemiology and Medical Bioinformatics. The IfEM and the Cochrane Germany Foundation that was established in October 2017 continue the work and activities of the former German Cochrane Centre, the German representative office of the international Cochrane Collaboration.

The institute focuses, among others, on:

  • Production of evidence syntheses (e.g. systematic reviews, scoping reviews, network meta-analyses)
  • Methodological research on evidence syntheses
  • Critical evaluation and interpretation of evidence (GRADE methodology)


The IfEM includes the Freiburg GRADE Center and is an academic cooperation partner of the Cochrane Germany Foundation. It is financed by the Medical Center - University of Freiburg and the Faculty of Medicine.


Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics

The Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics offers statistical advice as a service to the staff of the Medical Center - University of Freiburg, for the preclinical institutes of the Faculty of Medicine as well as for the associated academic teaching hospitals, and for doctoral researchers of the Faculty of Medicine.



The consortium MIRACUM (Medical Informatics in Research and Care in University Medicine) receives funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the “Medical Informatics Funding Scheme” (Medizininformatik-Initiative, MI-I).

The consortium consists of ten universities with ten university hospitals, two universities of applied sciences and one industrial partner spread over seven German states. The spotlight of the consortium is on the data integration centres that will be embedded in the hospital IT-infrastructure and will facilitate the collection and exchange of data within the consortia university hospitals. Three use cases shall prove the effectivity of the innovative infrastructure with direct and prompt improvement of patient care. Data protection and data security are given top priority in this venture. Further they will elaborate a programme for strengthening medical informatics by extending the academic offer, including new professorships in the field of medical informatics, a novel, innovative master programme and personnel training.

The Medical Center - University of Freiburg and the Faculty of Medicine are part of the MIRACUM consortium.


Health Services Research

The Health Services Research Innovation Fund set up by the Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) aims to further develop the quality of care in statutory health services. The aim is to promote new forms of care that go beyond the existing standard care and to support care research projects that aim to gain new insights into how to improve existing care in the statutory health insurance system.

Health Services Research Coordination Unit Freiburg


Technology Transfer Office

The Technology Transfer Office of the University of Freiburg is the interface between the Medical Center – University of Freiburg and the University of Freiburg and the economy. It supports and supervises the exploitation of the research results obtained at the Medical Center – University of Freiburg and the University of Freiburg and is interested in an active partnership with companies.


Clinical Trials Unit

As a competence center, the Clinical Trials Unit not only provides advice on conducting trials, but also offers support and assistance in the planning, preparation, conduct, completion and evaluation of clinical trials.


Administrative support in research

Third-party funding administration department

The third-party funding administration department is responsible, among other things, for the administrative support of public third-party funded projects (financial management, control and accounting).


Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee of the University of Freiburg advises and assesses ethical and legal aspects in the planning and implementation of medical research on living and deceased persons. It works based on the statement of the World Medical Association ("Declaration of Helsinki"), the applicable federal and state law and the medical professional code of conduct.


Office of the Dean for Research: EU-Office

The EU-Office supports scientists in the application and handling of projects in the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union, in other European and international programmes as well as in transnational calls for proposals.


Office of the Dean for Research: Research Service

The division Research Service provides information and advice on intramural and national support as well as funding opportunities, assists research consortia in the application process and raises awareness for "quality in research" as well as "good scientific practice". It supports research infrastructures and advises the faculty management in the development and implementation of strategic research initiatives.


Office of the Dean for Research: Academic Qualification Programmes

The division Academic Qualification Programmes (AkQua) supports postdoctoral researchers in their career development. AkQua coordinates various intramural and target group-specific funding and qualification programmes as well as the open course programme EQUIP. Furthermore, AkQua develops strategic measures for the qualification of scientists.


Equal Opportunities Office

The tasks of the Equal Opportunities Office include:

  • Implementation of the measures set out in the Equal Opportunities Plan of the Faculty of Medicine (decision of the Faculty Board of Directors of 17 June 2009).
  • Participation of the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Medicine or one of her deputies in all appointment committees.
  • Evaluation and resolution of any disadvantages of students and scientists of the Faculty of Medicine.
  • Advice for female physicians and scientists in conflict situations.