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Title of projectDuration Local participating institutionsExternal participating institutions selection (total no.)Type of funding (funding agency)
IMAGEN: A European research project on risk-taking behaviour in teenagerssince 2007UKEInstitute of Psychiatry, London; University of Nottingham; Trinity College, Dublin; Université de Paris; Charité Berlin; ZI Mannheim; University of DresdenFP6 (EU)
CRC 936: Multi-site communication in the brain2019 - 2023UKE, UHHUniversity of Lübeck, University of Giessen, Charité Berlin, University of Tsinghua, University of Peking, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bejiing Normal UniversityCRC (DFG)
CRC TRR 58: Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders2008-2020UKE, UHHUniversity of Münster, University of Würzburg, University Hospital WürzburgTRR CRC (DFG)
CRC TRR 289: Treatment expectation2020-2024UKEUniversities of Essen (GER) and Marburg (GER)TRR CRC (DFG)
CRC TRR 169: Crossmodal learning: Adaptivity, Prediction and Interaction
2020 - 2023UKE, UHHUniversity of BejingCRC (DFG)
META-REP: A Meta-scientific Programme to Analyse and Optimise Replicability in the Behavioural, Social, and Cognitive Sciences2021-2024UKELMU Munich, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn
Priority Program (DFG)
IMBALANCE: A neurocomputational biomarker assay for schizophrenia based on E/I-balance
2020 - 2023UKECharité Berlin, Institute for Biomedical Research, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, University of GlasgowERA-NET NEURON transnational research consortium (European Commission)
LifeBrain: Healthy minds from 0-100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts2017-2022MPIB, UKE8 Universites, e.g., University of Oslo, University of Oxford, University of BarcelonaEU Horizon 2020
CANSAS: Substance abuse as a cause and consequence of childhood abuse and neglect2012-2016ZIS, UKEUniversity of Heidelberg, University of Dresden, Katholische Hochschule Köln, University of Essen, University of Bielefeld, Medizinische Hochschule Hannovercooperative research network
Auf-Wirkung: physical and sexual integrity in children and adolescents2018-2021UKEUniversitys of Frankfurt, München, Rostock, Freiburgcooperative research network
BipoLife: Research Cooperation to bipolar disorder2015-2021UKEDepartment of Psychiatries and Universities of Dresden, Hamburg, Marburg, Göttingen, and others (12 sites in total)
cooperative research network
EURONET-SOMA: The European Research Network to Improve Diagnosis, Treatment and Health Care for Patients with Persistent Somatic Symptoms2016- ongoingUKE30 Universities from 13 European Countries e.g. University of Aarhus (DNK), University of Helsinki (FIN), University of Oxford (UK)Hamburg Authority for Science, Research and Gender Equality
psychenet - Hamburger Netz psychische Gesundheit (Hamburg Network for Mental Health)2011-ongoingUKEDGPPN; approx.100 organisations, e.g., scientific and clinical institutions, self-help organisations, health insurance companies, counselling centres, the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, associations of affected persons and their familiescooperative research network
HAM-NET: Hamburg Network for Health Care Research2017-2023UKE, CHCR, UHH, HCHE,40 institutions in Hamburg, e.g., research institutions, service user organisations, health insurance providers, hospitals and clinics, primary care physicians and specialists, chambers of physicians and psychotherapists, and the Hamburg Authority for Health and Consumer Protectioncooperative network

PROMIS: Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System2012- ongoingUKECharité Berlin, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), University of Freiburg, Amerikanische PROMIS InitiativeCommon Funds
PECUNIA: ProgrammE in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluAtions2017 -ongoingUKEMedical University Vienna, University of Budapest, Maastricht University, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Servicio Canario de la Salud, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Asociación Científica Psicost, Sevilla, London School of Economics, London, University of Bristol, Eurice – European Research and Project Office GmbH, St. Ingbert, GermanyResearch and Innovation action
(EU Horizon 2020)
EX-IN Germany e.V.: Experienced Involvement - registered nationwide associationsince 2015UKE, EX-IN Hamburg e.V. statutory reception center for selfhelp KISS, all psychiatric clinical institutions in HH, LAPK (association of carers), LPE (Regional association of service users), registered association of peer support workers (Genesungsbegleiterverein)DGPPN, German association of Social Psychiatry (DGSP), APK (association of carers - nationwide), 35 peer training locations in Germany, several in Austria and Switzerland; nationwide network of numerous psychiatric in- and outpatient institutions, policy makers, public institutions, etc.independent umbrella association, registered association
UPSIDES - Using Peer Support in Developing Empowering Mental Health Services2018-2023UKE, UHH, registered association of service users LPE, registered association of carers LAPKGACD, WHO, MHIN, University of Nottingham, UK; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; Butabika National Referral Hospital, Uganda; Ifakara Health Institute, Tansania; Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, Indien; Leben ohne Krankenhaus (Wien)Research and Innovation action
(EU Horizon 2020)
CHIMPS-NET: Children of mentaly ill parents-research network2020-2023UKE, 9 health insurancese.g. Dachverband Gemeindepsychiatrie (community psychiatric association), AFET (Federal Association for Educational Aid), 7 national Universities (e.g., Ulm, Heidelberg Marburg), 8 German University Medical Centres (e.g., Berling, Köln, Freiburg), 5 German clinics, 5 international universities (e.g., Monash University Melbourne, Vanderbilt University Nashville, University of Bristol)Innovation fund
ImpPeeR-Psy5: Peer-Begleitung in der psychiatrischen Versorgung – Implementierungsbedingungen im SGB V2020-2023UKEUniversity Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy & Medical Faculty Brandenburg, Immanuel Clinic Rüdersdorf, EX-IN Germany e.V.Innovation fund (G-BA)