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German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Relation to the Government's Health Research Program

This grant application refers to the announcement No. 89 of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), dated from 11th May 2000, concerning "Research Networks for the Study of Pain" as part of the governments priority program "Health Research 2000". The present proposal integrates the German resources of basic and clinical research in the field of neuropathic pain in order to foster the understanding and treatment of chronic pain. The aims of this Network completely match the aims of the funding announcement by including an extended knowledge of the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain:

  • a study for the primary prevention of neuropathic pain
  • a study for the secondary prevention of neuropathic pain
  • a transfer of knowledge from research into clinical service and treatment
  • long-term consequences for medical education related to neuropathic pain.

Funding Period: 2002 - 2012


Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center (PT-DLR)
The Projektträger im Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (PT-DLR, Project Management Agency - part of the German Aerospace Center) is a research funding organisation supporting the Federal Ministry of Education and Reserach (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), along with other Federal Ministries, in the implementation of programme-related project funding. Bearing in mind the necessity and the importance of research and development for the science and business location Germany, the PT-DLR is committed to the interests of the community. It carries out the specifications of its principals competently and swiftly, thus supporting the acquisition and utilisation of scientific knowledge and technological progress.
Partners in Projects of Primary and Secondary Prevention
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Universität Bochum Dr. S. Lange

Partners in Projects of Primary and Secondary Prevention:

Algesiologikum GmbH Dr. R. Thoma
Dr. H. Gockel
Rehabilitationsklinik Ahrweiler Dr. M. Poesch
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Dr. G. Ernst
Dr. H. Hagmeister
Universität Bochum Prof. Dr. C. Maier
Technische Universität Dresden PD Dr. R. Sabatowski
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Dr. R. Sittl
Universität Giessen Prof. Dr. M. Kaps
Universität Heidelberg Prof. Dr. R.-D. Treede
Universität Jena PD Dr. W. Meißner
Universität zu Kiel Prof. Dr. R. Baron
Universität zu Kiel Dr. M. Gleim
Dr. D. Siebrecht
Universität zu Köln PD Dr. F. Petzke
Universität zu Lübeck Prof. Dr. V. Tronnier
DRK Schmerz-Zentrum Mainz Dr. S. Seddigh
Universität Mainz Prof. Dr. F. Birklein
Prof. Dr. J. Jage
Dr. C. Geber
Dr. R. Rolke
Technische Universität München Prof. Dr. Dr. T. Tölle
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München PD Dr. S. Azad
Dr. A. Beyer
Universität Münster PD Dr. E. Pogatzki-Zahn
Universität Tübingen Prof. Dr. K. Unertl
Dr. S. Töpfner
Krankenhaus Tutzing PD Dr. R. Freynhagen, D.E.A.A.
Universität Ulm Prof. Dr. B. Landwehrmeyer
Universität Würzburg Prof. Dr. C. Sommer

Other Pain Networks
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) fosters as part of the program "Research Networks for the Study of Pain" also the following Pain Networks:
Deutsches Kopfschmerz-Konsortium
Deutscher Forschungsverbund Rückenschmerz (DFRS)