Welcome to Clinical Trial Centre Leipzig

The Clinical Trial Centre Leipzig (according to the German acronym: ZKS Leipzig), which was founded as a facility of the Medical Faculty at the University of Leipzig in 2007, consists of three organisational units:


  • the Coordinating Centre for Clinical Trials (German abbreviation: KKS)
  • the Site Management Organisation (SMO)
  • and the ZKS Academy

The Coordinating Centre for Clinical Trials and the Site Management Organisation act as scientific partners and service providers for physicians and scientists of the University Hospital Leipzig. The service portfolio of ZKS Leipzig includes all aspects of clinical trial research. The methodologically and scientifically oriented Coordinating Centre for Clinical Trials founded in 1999 mainly provides traditional study support for investigator-initiated trials (IITs). This support comprises the design and preparation of a trial, informatics and telematics, project management, data management, clinical monitoring, safety management, statistical analyses and reporting.


Since 2007, the Site Management Organisation mainly supports the organisation and implementation of clinical trials in cooperating departments and institutions of the University Hospital Leipzig as well as in academic teaching hospital in Zwickau, in which local trial units have been established. Specially trained study assistants and study tutors are responsible for administrative tasks as well as for the medical attendance of study patients, which considerably reduces the workload of investigators.


Information on the hospital departments which are engaged in clinical trials and which are partners of the ZKS Leipzig can be found in this folder of Clinical-Research-University-Medicine-Leipzig




Last updated: 09-May-2017