Harmonization of data at all DKTK sites in the so-called bridgehead

CCP IT develops and implements technical interfaces and communication structures to link local databases with one another.

CCP IT consists of experts who are responsible for developing and implementing IT solutions for data harmonization within the consortium. In order to fulfil these tasks, CCP IT has created technical infrastructure that all DKTK locations can use to provide the consortium with harmonized data: cancer patient data from clinical practice, biological sample data, research data and metadata from clinical trials. Access is provided through Bridgeheads. One of these software components runs at each location, creating technical and semantic interoperability between heterogeneous databases and making relevant data available to the consortium.

The IT infrastructure has central components that are managed from Frankfurt, Mainz and Heidelberg, and decentralized Bridgeheads, which the individual locations manage themselves. This means that each location has complete control over its own data. A general data protection concept has been drawn up that meets German data protection requirements.

CCP Search Tools

Through the CCP, DKTK researchers and medics have access to internal databases containing data from multiple locations. An IT structure allows users planning or carrying out research projects to search for data via a central search function and to generate DKTK-wide requests for collaboration via a decentralized search function


For more information see download section (CCP-IT concept, data protection concept and rating by the Working Group "Data protection" of TMF e.V.) (only in german).

 more information


  • Prof Dr Martin Lablans (Heidelberg)


CCP IT experts

  • Dipl. Inform. Dietmar Keune (Berlin)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Hagen Schulz  (Dresden)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Frank Ressing, Mirko Esins (Essen)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Azita Ahmadi (FH);  Dr. Daniel Brucker (Frankfurt)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Georg Kohnke (FH) (Freiburg)
  • Dr.  Torsten Panholzer (Mainz)
  • Schwinghammer, Felix (München)
  • Öznur Öner (Tübingen)


Prof. Dr. Martin Lablans
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 42-5100