Division Study Centre

at the German Heart Institute Berlin


Study Administration/Quality Assurance
Mrs Sabine Hübler

phone +49 30 4593 2201

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The Study Centre of the German Heart Centre supports scientists and scientifically active doctors in administrative and organisational tasks and coordinates the research projects. This provides researchers with the necessary freedom to concentrate fully on their scientific tasks.

The medical director of the study centre is Sabine Hübler. Her team includes several study coordinators, an English-speaking lecturer, a statistician and student assistants.

In the run-up to the study, the team's tasks include checking the legal classification of the project, assisting with the preparation of application documents for submission to official bodies, preparing applications for funding and drafting or monitoring contracts, including budget preparation and monitoring.

In order to ensure a smooth process in accordance with the study protocol, the study centre organises information events during the course of a study, coordinates patient examinations and documents the desired data in accordance with the protocol. After completion of the study, statistical evaluation and publication of the data obtained is required, mainly in English.

DZHK Study Centre

The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) is a publicly funded institution that has set itself the goal of making new research results available to all patients as quickly as possible. It also aims to improve therapies and the diagnosis and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. To this end, the institution supports clinical studies.

As one of the DZHK clinics in Berlin and a certified "DZHK Study Centre", the German Heart Centre itself initiates clinical studies (, which are financed by the DZHK, and also participates in various other studies of the DZHK.

External and internal quality assurance

All hospitals licensed according to § 108 SGB V are legally obliged to document their treatment in various service areas (e.g. cardiac catheter interventions, valve or bypass operations) and to make the results available to an external control centre. This so-called "external in-patient quality assurance" enables nationwide comparability between hospitals.

In close cooperation with the IT department, the staff of the study centre ensures complete and correct data collection as well as the timely delivery of the data. Furthermore, the DHZB also participates in other quality assurance measures on a voluntary basis. For this purpose, data is supplied to various external registers (e.g. aortic valve register, EuroMacs).

The study centre also maintains in-house databases on various topics (e.g. transplantation, artificial heart implantation, valve replacement, aortic valve surgery). Data that is routinely collected before, during and after an operation is systematically recorded. In addition to the collection of data for internal quality assurance, these data are also available for research upon request. These data are passed on in compliance with all data protection regulations.