The German Centers for Health Research (DZG)

Launched by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF), the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) are dedicated to combating major common diseases.

The alliance of non-university research institutions with universities and university hospitals strengthens the translational approach of bringing research results to patients more quickly.

The DZGs work closely together, carry out joint projects and exploit potential synergies.

DZG Overarching Projects

The goal of all German Centers for Health Research is translation: the faster implementation of research results in medical practice. Frequently, widespread diseases have similar underlying causes, and in order to gain further insights and clarify correlations here, scientific projects are implemented jointly.

The DZG's overarching working groups and activities are presented at

The Centers

German Cancer Consortium (DKTK)

German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)

German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK)

German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)

German Center for Lung Research (DZL)

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

German Center for Mental Health (DZPG)

German Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DZKJ)

Achieving more together

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Dr. Astrid Glaser


+49 (0)89 3187-1619

Dr. Daniela Kaspar


+49 (0)89 3187-43910


Research for health - under this motto, the DZGs report twice a year on projects and successes in translational research in their magazine SYNERGIE.

The magazine is published in print and online. 
DZG Magazine SYNERGIE (online editions - German only)

2021 Berliner Type

2022 IF Award