The KKS Dresden was established at the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus of the Dresden University of Technology and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research until 2008.
With the establishment of the KKS Dresden, a permanent infrastructure was created guaranteeing the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical trials according to international quality standards. The scientific services provided by the KKS Dresden, which include consultancy, support of funding applications, the design and implementation of clinical research projects and the qualification of clinical research personnel, represent a vital part of the Medical Faculty’s efforts to promote clinical research. For this reason, the Medical Faculty continues to partly cover the cost of KKS personnel. The cooperation of the KKS Dresden with the cluster of excellence at the Dresden University of Technology, the Centre for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) and the University Cancer Centre Dresden (UCC) in various projects actively supports translational research and strengthens the city of
Dresden as a location for research.
The first clinical trial was implemented in August 2003; today, the KKS Dresden covers all processes connected with the professional conduct of clinical research projects. Up to now, the 15 staff members of the KKS Dresden have been involved in nearly 100 clinical trials, and about 40 projects ranging from monocentric trials to international multicentre trials are currently in progress.
Quality management on behalf of sponsors according to the German Medicinal Products Act
Since 2005, the Dresden University of Technology has acted as a sponsor of numerous investigator-initiated trials. In this function, the Dresden University of Technology is supported by a quality assurance system that was specially designed for this purpose by the KKS.