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(Letzte Aktualisierung: 12.02.14)

Framework conditions

Legal and ethical framework conditions for networked medical research

The analysis of legal and ethical framework conditions for medical research networks and the suggestion of solutions has, from the outset, constituted one of the core tasks of the TMF. To this end, the TMF has prepared numerous expert opinions and has consulted with the competent national institutions on the resulting proposals for solutions. Already during its first years of existence, the TMF succeeded in preparing generic data protection concepts for networked medical research projects and was able to coordinate these with the competent employees of the Data Protection Officers at both federal and state level.

Competence networks and numerous other cooperative research projects have used this generic template to develop and accelerate the progress of their specific data protection concepts. Furthermore, these data protection concepts and any necessary changes and additions were submitted to the respective state Data Protection Officers with reference to the TMF template. Thus they consequently underwent a simplified assessment process. As a result of this process, the TMF experts not only gained experience but also gave advice and created a basis for further development of the generic concepts.

The work of the TMF on the implementation of bioethical regulations also plays a key role in the organization of networked medical research: A comprehensive checklist for informed consent in clinical research has been approved by the ethics committees and the Data Protection Officers and is now available as a book. In 2007, this information was also electronically processed and made freely available on the Internet as an online assistant. This simplifies the creation of documents which, for individual researchers, is often a very complex and time-consuming process. (

Contact person at the TMF Office

Johannes Drepper

Phone: +49 30 31 01 19 53


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