Technology & IT Solutions

Harmonization of data at all DKTK sites in the so-called bridgehead

CPP-IT develops and implements technical interfaces and communication structures to link local databases with one another.

Our CCP IT experts develop solutions for data harmonization within the DKTK. They have created a technical infrastructure that allows all partner sites to provide cancer patient data from clinical practice, biological sample data, research data, and metadata from clinical trials via so-called bridgeheads. Installed at each location, every site manages their software components with complete control over its own data. Together, these decentralized bridgeheads create technical and semantic interoperability between heterogeneous databases to make relevant data available for the consortium.

Furthermore, the IT infrastructure includes central components managed from Frankfurt, Mainz and Heidelberg. CCP-IT also provides search tools that allow DKTK researchers and medics to get access to internal databases containing data from multiple locations. Users planning to or carrying out research projects can search for data via a central search and generate DKTK-wide requests for collaboration via a decentralized search function. If you would like access to these tools, please contact the CCP-Office.

Further Information & Documents

Our data protection policy meets German data protection requirements and has been approved by the Working Group "Data protection" of TMF e.V. To review the policy and access more information visit the download section (German only).

Coordination & Contact

Prof. Dr. Martin Lablans
Mobile Phone: +49 (0) 6221 42-5100


CCP IT Experts

  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Véronique Hendjeu Wankam - Berlin
  • Dipl.-Ing. Hagen Schulz - Dresden
  • Dipl.-Ing. Frank Ressing - Essen
  • Mirko Esins - Essen
  • Dr. rer. nat. Daniel Brucker - Frankfurt
  • Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Georg Kohnke - Freiburg
  • Frederik Voigt - Freiburg
  • Dipl.-Inf. (FH) Matthias Kabala - Mainz
  • B.Sc. Felix Schwinghammer - München
  • M.Sc. Öznur Öner - Tübingen