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Type of institution
PT-DLR is one of two main institutions in the area of health research in Germany and a primary funder of ageing research. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation specialising in research management and funding.
It was founded to support mainly the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) in research management and the implementation of governmental programmes for research funding. PT-DLR implements the governmental 'Health Research Programme' (in partnership with other organisations). It organises the external evaluation of proposals and negotiates project contracts on behalf of the Federal Government. As a trustee for the funding budget, it administrates more than 580 million Euro p.a. on its own authority. Health research is the largest department of the PT-DLR (annual budget more than 120 million Euro).
Main research areas
The Health Research Programme aims at improving the quality and efficiency of health research and the health research infrastructure. Funding is targeted towards identified areas of research, one of which is health related aspects of ageing.