New medicines and vaccines cannot be used straight away. They must first be thoroughly investigated to see whether they are safe and effective. This requires clinical studies. New medicines and vaccines can only be used on a large scale after various test phases have been completed.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine is involved in clinical studies like these. We are researching vaccines and medicines against tropical infectious diseases, but also against diseases that occur worldwide, such as COVID-19, HIV and STIs.
Before you take part in a study, you will be screened to see if you meet all the conditions and you will receive a detailed explanation of the vaccine being tested. You will be given an overview of the possible risks, the benefits and the course of the study.
Participate in our clinical trials
Dr. Patrick Soentjens - Study Coordinator
Institute of Tropical Medicine