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For General Practitioners

What do we offer?

  • Practical retraining to be able to help us carry out research projects
  • The opportunity to develop and implement your own research ideas in regional events
  • Opportunity to network and exchange ideas
  • Reimbursement of expenses for participation in the training courses
  • Discounted access to Deximed
  • Certificate of membership in BayFoNet

BayFoNet Events      Private Access for Research Practices

The training modules are aimed at general practitioners and medical assistants interested in research. Participation in one of the modules is a requirement for being accredited as a BayFoNet research practice.

In three modules, participants get insight into patient-oriented research. The basics of conducting studies, as well as complex studies based on GCP (Good Clinical Practice) studies are taught. In our training modules, you will develop skills that enable you to actively participate in studies.

The Regional Workshop for Research Ideas is an event that offers the opportunity to develop and implement your own research ideas. As a firmly institutionalized platform at our site, the Regional Workshop for Research Ideas is open to experts in the field of research in general practice. This includes specialists in general medicine, internists working in general practice and medical assistants. Based on the participants' own experiences, research questions can be developed and projects can be implemented. Our goal is therefore to work together on these research questions from practice for practice, in order to contribute to practice-oriented and practice-relevant research and to develop it further. The Regional Workshop for Research Ideas are also intended to offer general practinioners and their practice teams a platform for exchanging ideas and networking with colleagues.

Microscopy Urinary Tract Infection (MicUTI)

The effectiveness of point-of-care urine microscopy in the diagnosis of uncomplicated urinary tract infections

MicUTI is a cluster-randomized trial designed to improve the diagnosis of urinary tract infections in women in primary care. In most cases, women who are suspected of having a urinary tract infection are treated directly with an antibiotic. Point-of-care microscopy and urine test strip analysis are intended to increase diagnostic reliability, reduce unnecessary antibiotic intake and make a more targeted therapy decision.

As part of the Bavarian Research Network in General Practice (BayFoNet), the study will be carried out in general practitioner practices. For all participating practices at the BayFoNet site in Erlangen, we are your first point of contact for the implementation of the study.


MicUTI was launched in spring 2023. Recruitment is completed with 20 practices. Patient recruitment will take place in the practices until the end of 2023.

If you have any questions or information, please feel free to contact us at any time. You can reach us using the contact details on the right-hand side of this website.

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