Who Reviews Your Research Proposal?
The Review Board of the Research Network
The Review Board cooperates with the Data Access Committee, which consists of the Competence Network’s Steering Committee and the National Register’s Management Board. It advises the Committee regarding research proposals for basic research projects that are based on samples from the biorepository of the National Register for Congenital Heart Defects, as well as for clinical and register-based studies including data from the National Register. The board members review the research proposals considering criteria of basic research and healthcare, as well as in terms of ethics and medical law. Besides representatives from different fields, the board also includes representatives of patient and parent initiatives.
Gerhard-Paul Diller is a senior physician and a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology with additional qualification in ACHD (adult congenital heart disease). He practices at the Klinik für Kardiologie III: Center for Congenital and Acquired Heart Defects (EMAH) at the University Hospital Münster. He is a Visiting Professor at the Imperial College London. More
Gerhard-Paul Diller studied medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and he received much of his clinical training in Great Britain, at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. In his research, the certified ACHD expert focuses on adults with congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Health Economics Policy and Management from the London School of Economics, London, UK. Gerhard-Paul Diller is an executive board member of both the European Heart Rhythm Association and the ESC-Working-Group Grown Up Congenital Heart Disease. Furthermore, he is the deputy chair of the AG 9 Kongenitale Herzfehler (working group on congenital heart disease) of the German Cardiac Society (DGK). Gerhard-Paul Diller is a member of the Competence Network for Congenital Heart Defects where he is also a member of the Review Board.
Jürgen Hörer ist Direktor der Klinik für Chirurgie angeborener Herzfehler und Kinderherzchirurgie am Deutschen Herzzentrum München und Chefarzt der Sektion für Chirurgie angeborener Herzfehler und Kinderherzchirurgie an der Herzchirurgischen Klinik und Poliklinik des Klinikums der Universität München.