The Interdisciplinary Neurobehavioral Core (INBC) is a multidisciplinary in vivo platform of the University of Heidelberg. The INBC is a core facility with extensive “state-of-the-art” in vivo applications, infrastructure and support for the entire neuroscience community. The Core Facility provides the technical capabilities for functional studies of molecular, cellular, and network manipulations at the level of the whole organism, such as behavioral analysis, optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology, and surgery. One of their main goals is to facilitate collaborative projects between basic researchers and the clinic. The INBC is located in the middle of the campus of the University of Heidelberg and is thus conveniently located for the surrounding institutes and research institutes such as the German Cancer Research Center, the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and the Center for Molecular Biology. Since its inception five years ago, INBC has contributed to a number of high-level publications and grants to its users.

The in vivo Core Facility is headed by Dr. Claudia Pitzer (Send Mail). Isabelle Kos (Send Mail) joined Claudia’s team for this project.

Tel: +49 6221 1858504/1859773

Interdisciplinary Neurobehavioral Core INBC
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
INF 515
69120 Heidelberg


The PAASP GmbH has a worldwide unique selling proposition as an exclusive service provider for quality assurance in preclinical research and is involved in most major international projects for the quality assurance of research data. In addition, PAASP has a diverse network of experts and can bring industry experience to the project.

One of these research quality projects is EQIPD (funded by IMI, with 29 partners and over 40 stakeholders; aiming to develop a fit-for-purpose quality system for biomedical research. In addition, the PAASP GmbH has expertise in different electronic applications and solutions for biomedical research. PAASP team members are familiar with different quality systems and provide training on good research practices.

PAASP is represented within this project by Dr. Björn Gerlach.

Hauptstr. 25
69117 Heidelberg


The German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) carries out application-oriented empirical research in the field of higher education and the science system. It sees itself as a partner and service-provider for the world of science and scientific policy. Its research is theory-based and practice-related. The DZHW contributes its research findings to academic discourse; it is part of the scientific community. The data and analyses produced by the DZHW also support policy-makers, higher education institutions and educational management in shaping higher education in Germany and Europe. It provides important information for comprehensive, sustainable, evidence-based higher educational and educational policy.

Due to these requirements, the contribution of the DZHW will improve the practical implementation and execution of various tasks within Q-CoFa.

The DZHW will be represented within this project by Dr. Barbara Hendriks.

Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung
Research Area 2: Research System and Science Dynamics
Schützenstraße 6a
10117 Berlin
Tel. +49 (0)30 2093-66619