Skåne Care gives Gansu Province insight into research expertise in Skåne

Why Skåne

Skåne is a region with a long tradition in research and innovation, with well-known research facilities such as Lund University, European Spallation Source (ESS) and Max IV. Skåne is a productive region both nationally and internationally: on average five research papers from Skåne University Hospital are published every day and Malmö has been ranked as the fourth most innovative city in the world by Forbes. Furthermore, several internationally successful innovations originate from Skåne, such as the diagnostic ultrasound, the first artificial kidney and Bluetooth.

The need for clinical research

The Gansu Province in China has identified a need to invest in clinical research to improve its quality and productivity in research and innovation. They therefore turned to Skåne Care to gain access to the experience and expertise of Skåne through a clinical research methodology training program. This training program falls under the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by Skåne Care and the Gansu Health and Family Planning Commission in 2016. It takes place in early November and lasts for nine days.

The program

It is a basic training program with both theory sessions and show cases with real examples of successful research carried out by local researchers in Skåne. There are also study visits to the Clinical Research Centre (CRC) in Malmö and the Biomedical Centre (BMC) in Lund. The lecturers come from Region Skåne, Lund University, City of Lund and Skåne University Hospital. The aim of the training program is for the participants to gain both inspiration and knowledge about how high-quality research is performed, which they then can use to support and improve clinical research and innovation in Gansu on their return to China.