Working group Sustainability

To enable patients to benefit from the advantages of pharmaceutical progress and medical-technical achievements, it can be helpful to bundle competences and cooperate with the pharmaceutical industry and manufacturers of medical devices.

At the same time, such collaboration can lead to financial dependence, and bear the fatal risk of compromising trust in research. To meet this challenge, this working group will define the requirements and conditions that must be fulfilled before collaboration with the pharmaceutical and medical-technical industry is considered. In this way, it will be possible to ensure that the Initiative of German Practice-Based Research Networks – DESAM-ForNet – can function effectively and sustainably.