The QUEST Center plans and implements various projects and measures, between others in collaboration with the Department of Experimental Neurology Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
The unique feature: The activities of the QUEST Center have a very practical relevance -the translational approach- as we seek to test new approaches in design, analysis and reporting at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) building a bridge between basic research and clinical care.
Electronic Lab Notebook
Electronic lab notebooks (eLNs) facilitate collaborations within and between team groups ("team science"). We offer an eLN for interested BIH researchers from the Charité and perspectively the MDC.
The PREMIER project, funded for three years by the Volkswagenstiftung, aims to develop a structured quality assurance system for preclinical academic biomedicine.
EQIPD (European Quality In Preclinical Data) is a project of a European consortium project consisting of members from European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA) and from academia which is funded for three years by IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) which belongs to the EU-program Horizon 2020.
GOT-IT – Guidelines on Target Validation for Innovative Therapeutics within the BMBF funded consortium project: Target validation for pharmaceutical drug compound development
The GOT-IT Project will support academia-industry interactions by aligning quality criteria in pre-clinical research in form of Target Validation Guidelines.
LabCIRS – a Laboratory Critical Incident and Error Reporting System for preclinical research
The LabCIRS (Laboratory Critical Incident and Error Reporting System) is an anonymous error reporting system that was developed by the Department of Experimental Neurology at the Charité together with the QUEST Center at the BIH and is made available to the Charité - as well as to the entire scientific community.
Promoting quality assurance in preclinical research (Q-EBRA)
Q-EBRA is a six month project synthesizing existing standards for preclinical research with the latest meta-research findings to improve research quality. Based on this synthesis, open educational materials are provided for use in grant review procedures.
The QUEST Toolbox
The QUEST Toolbox contains helpful tools, programs and online platforms that aim at facilitating the reproducibility of a research project on all stages. The tools are sorted along the stages of the life cycle of a research project. The QUEST toolbox is aimed specifically at biomedical researchers. While some tools are specific to that community, others are of usage also in other research communities. We tried to go for non-commercial tools wherever possible.