The BIPS, founded in 1981, is one of the oldest institutes of epidemiology in Germany. From 2007 to 2011, it belonged to the Central Research Units of the University Bremen. Since January the 1st 2013, the BIPS is an institution of the Leibniz Association.
Founded in 2001, the center of the University Bremen and of the hospital Klinikum Bremen-Mitte aims to conduct clinical research on a high scientific and organizational level. It is partner in numerous clinical studies and it is involved in the development of biometrical methods.