TUM is one of the top universities in Germany and among the leading technical universities in Europe. The Centre for Cognitive Disorders (CCD) at the Department of Psychiatry is a large memory clinic dedicated to dementia research with a focus on the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods and on young onset dementia. CCD is part of the European Alzheimer’s Disease Consortium (EADC) and member of the INTERDEM collaboration. There is close collaboration with Munich Study Center (MSZ) which represents a supporting unit for clinical studies at the Medical Faculty of TUM. The mission of MSZ is to promote and to efficiently support the design, conduction, and analysis of investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored trials. The Department of Information Systems (IS) at TUM focuses on the development, use, management and evaluation of organisational IT infrastructure including software design and architecture as well as innovative information systems in health care.
Prof. Alexander Kurz, head of the CCD, has planned and conducted clinical trials for more than 25 years including randomised controlled trials evaluating carer support and psychosocial interventions for patients. Prof. Janine Diehl-Schmid has a special interest on young-onset dementia and is among the few European experts in frontotemporal degenerations. Prof. Helmut Krcmar is an expert the design and development of IT-enabled services in governmental and non-governmental organisations. Markus Böhm is a research associate with special expertise in IT and business process management and software engineering. Dr. Alfred Zollner is the co-director of MSZ and has contributed to the planning, conduction and analysis of a large number of clinical trials. His special expertise is on data management structures and implementation.
Role in the consortium
TUM is the coordinator of the project (WP1), leads WP4 and contributes to all other WPs.