The Validation Programme of the Charité Foundation supports the funded project teams in the transfer of their research results into clinical practice (“bench to bedside”).
The validation phase begins after the basic or the application orientated research has produced results which show promise of later becoming new agents, diagnostics, medical products or new facilities for patient treatment. Before these discoveries and ideas can be put into practice, their medical feasibility and their economic potential must be evaluated, or “validated”.
The Charité Foundation wants to help researchers and doctors of the Charité to verify (“proof of concept”) their research formulated ideas and theories. This is done through the production and testing of prototypes, the design and implementation of key experiments, the organisation of primary clinical trials and other steps within the orientation phase.
Applied projects which can be conducted within the Charité or within its cooperating non-commercial partner institutions can be sponsored by the programme. Applications are reviewed by experts and the winners are selected by a jury. The winning projects will be sponsored by a sum ranging from 1,000 to 50,000 Euros.