IMDI Science Center is designed as a multi-centric team of scientists working on common projects while performing research at their home institutions.
The IMDI Science Center is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, with a branch in Belgrade, Serbia. It is managed by a Head of biomedical research, and a Head of clinical research. Senior associates are delegated by the partner institutions and their work at IMDI Science Center is regarded and financed as a part of their regular working time at their home institutions. Junior associates volunteer at IMDI Science Center with a possibility of grant or scholarship acquisition from IMDI Career Promotion Platform.
In the initial phase, IMDI Science Center founds the Headquarters in Heidelberg and a branch in Belgrade, conducts data acquisition from the partner institutions in case of clinical research data, and focuses on translational pilot studies, clinical follow-up studies, reviews and case reports.
Benefits for young researchers and doctors:
-Opportunities to gain research experience cooperating with most prominent international experts in molecular and clinical research.
-Multi-institutional high impact factored-publications and active participation in the scientific community at the very beginning of their career.
-Experience in acquiring fundraising and grants for big-scale research projects.
Benefits for Principal Investigators, Heads of institutes and hospitals:
-Maximization of the effect of the institution’s research by pooling the cohorts with other IMDI partner institutions in clinical or basic research.
-Equipment, antibodies and know-how acquired from partner institutions.
-Permanent participation in multi-centric international translational and clinical trials.
-IMDI-coordinated bilateral and multilateral scientific project funding applications.
Benefits for patients:
-Implementation of the big-scale research results improves lives of millions of patients in terms of outcome, survival, and quality of life.