Background:Since 2015/16 the DGPRAC collects, evaluates and publishes the research activities of academic sections, departments and clinics for plastic surgery at university hospitals in Germany, in order to raise the awareness of plastic surgical research performance. Materials and Methods:The directors of plastic surgical academic institutions were contacted via the DGPRAC and asked to report any requested/approved and rejected research applications to public, non-public and industrial funding organizations. Data was collected in our previously established online database: Https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6F5xmTyw-k7VKJx_2jkPA4LBXsA0sgBGMrC3rx_4bHj6uzQ/viewformusp=sf_link. In addition, applications were identified via the DFGEs public database GEPRIS. Results:A total of 41 funding applications to the public funding institutes DFG, BMBF, BMWi, BMG and EU were identified. 75.6 % (31/41) of the applications had already been approved at the time of data collection, of which 77.4 % (24/31) were DFG, 9.7 % (3/31) were BMWi, 6.5 % (2/31) were EU and 3.2 % (1/31) were BMBF or BMG applications. The average funding amounted to 358 301 Euro. In 50.0 % (12/24) of the cases, the approved DFG proposals were assigned to the subject review board 205-27 Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery. Conclusion:The continuous publication of plastic surgical research funding reports submitted by the convention of university plastic surgeons of the DGPRAC portraits the excellent, collaborative research activity in the field of plastic surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Registry Research Funding of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRaC) and Research Funding Report 2019/2020|
|Journal||Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie|
|Publication status||Published - 25.09.2020|