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DFNS became DFNS e.V., a registered non-profit association. Many contents on this website inform about the BMBF funded projects of the DFNS from 2002 to 2012. To be able to continue the projects and aims, the research network has founded the registered non-profit association DFNS e.V.. We have gathered for you the basic information (see link above).
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The DFNS fosters research in the field of neuropathic pain by integrating the resources of the leading centers actively involved in neuropathic pain research in Germany:


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Quality assurance for QST-laboratories: Automated evaluation tool for the analysis of declared healthy samples.
Pain, July 14, 2015
The certification of QST-laboratories demonstrates, that labs conduct Quantitative Sensory Testing according to standardized criteria of the DFNS e.V. and thus enable inter-laboratory comparability of results. Thanks to a new electronic algorithm QST-measuring errors or inclusion errors of healthy subjects can now be detected automatically. Thus in 5 of 18 European QST laboratories errors could be analyzed in the certification process.

>> DFNS e.V.
More information about the registered non-profit association.

>> QST-certification (pdf)

>> QST-training (pdf)

>> QST-Investigator's Brochure (pdf)


16th World Congress on Pain
Yokohama, Japan, September 26 - 30, 2016
The premier conference devoted to pain research and treatment with a state-of-the-art overview of a wide range of topics.

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