According to the aims of the network, the CSCC has a broad functional scope. Of central importance is the support and integration of research and treatment, i.e., the initiation and realization of scientific projects and clinical trials in the four research areas of the Center.
Key infrastructure has been established and further developed during the 10 years of federal funding. The resulting sustainable methods platforms are now available at the relevant member institutions and support scientific projects within the CSCC with their methodic expertise.
Training and career development are embedded in the Center’s research activities. Besides integration of junior scientists into translational and clinical research as early as possible, the CSCC offers structured training, including scientific core and interdisciplinary competences as well as soft skills courses.
The managing office coordinates the all these activities and takes care of administrative tasks. Besides, quality management and outreach are parts of the management’s functions.