The Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg is one of Germany’s largest universities with currently 26.000 students, 260 chairs and 24 clinics. It is firmly rooted in the Nuremberg Metropolitan area which has a strong focus on technology and environment (e.g. by the Medical Valley EMN e. V. initiative).
The Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg will be one of the main pilot test beds for the OrbEEt project. More specifically, the IZPH will provide pilot sites including public hospital buildings and public research buildings of the University Hospital Erlangen for validation of project outputs.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Public Health (IZPH) is a joint institution of Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, involving four faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics, and Faculty of Social Sciences. IZPH enables collaborative working among clinicians, payers, managers and policy makers in the field of public health and outcome research. IZPH has established existing strong external links with local and national health and social care organizations and with health policy decision makers. The research focus of the IZPH is on the research of chronic diseases, particularly on the common disease like dementia and stroke as well as other public health relevant diseases. IZPH is running a number of large-scale multicenter population-based registries funded by the Federal Ministry of Research (BMBF), the Ministry of Health (BMG) and the Bavarian State Government, which analyze the course of disease, care requirements and health economic effects.