NETSTAP

The capable partner for clinical studies in paediatrics...

... with about 100 NETSTAP-Centers in Germany.

The aim of the October 2001-founded association is to create the prerequisites for the realisation of studies in Germany, to improve this and to professionalise. NETSTAP offers certified courses on the basis of "Good Clinical Practice (GCP)"  in order to train doctors, assistants and also employees within the industry.
Through the education and interlinking of investigators, we create the contextual and organizational basis, from which one can build respectable, scientifically reasonable and GCP directive-following studies.

NETSTAP is a "Site Management Organisation" (SMO) and can provide reliable participants between the ages of 0 to 18 in professional studies. Study participants are examined by certificated investigators and studynurses. NETSTAP centres can also recruit children with allergological and pneumological diseases, and now also from indicative areas such as ADHD, vaccinations, infectiology and adiposity.

We as paediatricians are connected to each other via a protected intranet specially provided for NETSTAP, and we are therefore able to exchange confidential information at short notice. This is still supported by individual personal contacts among members, who pursue uniform aims. Thus, the implementation of study protocols can be quickly realised, ensuring the speedy recruitment of investigators and study participants.

The association is the primary shareholder of NETSTAP Research-Ltd and thus ensures reliable business relations with professional partners under juridically-flawless conditions.

NETSTAP performs the following tasks:

  • Feasability and recruitment analyses for studies;
  • Consultation and support for study design, ensuring its realisation in pediatric practice;
  • Organisation of contracts between NETSTAP Research-Ltd, sponsors and investigators, including the handling of financial transfers for investigators and other allowances;
  • Placement of NETSTAP-associated, LKP-experienced doctors;
  • Organisation and supervision of investigator meetings;
  • Submission of all necessary documentation to the Ethics Commitee and other responsible authorities;
  • Ongoing communication with recruitment investigators, in order to ensure a thorough analysis and realisation of recruitement goals;
  • Organisation of monitoring and quality management;
  • Ongoing documentation and administrative work, including a final report and publication.