A zeppelin for medical research

26.06.2024 Public Outreach TopNews Research Prof. Oliver Cornely Central Facility/Translation

Today, June 26, 2024, around 8 p.m., a zeppelin will be visible up in the "Kölner" sky, pointing to a study project from Cologne.

Prof. Dr. Oliver A. Cornely from the Institute for Translational Research, Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research CECAD, University of Cologne and University Hospital Cologne and his team are coordinating the EU-funded research network VACCELERATE. As part of this project, a register of test subjects has also been created, which now has over 100,000 registered participants in Europe.

With the help of this register, suitable groups of test subjects for clinical trials can be put together more quickly. The accelerated start of the studies also means that results are available much earlier. The investigations range from vaccine studies and rapid test investigations to simple queries on vaccination status.

A new website, v-reg.eu, is now going online to provide information about this register. This new site with the slogan "Yes, I want the best research" is also supported by Cologne's Lord Mayor Henriette Reker, among others. Registration only takes a few minutes and is completely non-binding. Only when you are considered for a study do you decide whether you want to take part. For the first time, the new website also offers the opportunity to sign up for a newsletter and receive information about new studies and study results.

Press and communication:

Dr. Janina Leckler
External Communications Officer
janina.leckler[at]uk-koeln.de

Further information:

https://www.cecad.uni-koeln.de/research/translational-research/about-translational-research
https://vaccelerate.eu/