The Competence Team Placebo

The Placebo Competence Team was founded to translate the most current scientific knowledge about the mechanisms steering the placebo response into concepts of clinical research and clinical practice. No matter if you are planning extensive clinical studies, programs to avoid nocebo effects, or if you intend to optimize the efficacy of therapeutic interventions via scientifically founded designs of treatment options, the Placebo Competence Team will provide the right answers.

As scientists with international reputation and long-standing clinical and research experience, we offer our expertise based on the latest knowledge in placebo research.



In daily patient care, placebo responses substantially contribute to the therapeutic outcome. Systematically exploiting the mechanisms steering the placebo response can improve the efficacy of medical interventions and medical treatments including pharmacotherapy and thereby improves patients’ satisfaction, adherence and compliance.

We offer expert and distinguished consultation for
  • Optimizing of medical interventions and treatments including pharmacotherapy
  • Minimizing unwanted treatment side effects and nocebo effects
  • Adequate patient information and informed consent
  • Personalized medicine
  • Improvement of compliance and adherence

Placebo- and nocebo effects play a pivotal role in clinical research as well as in daily clinical practice.

In order to fit the different requirements, specific questions and needs, the offer of the Placebo-Competence Team provides a modular structure. You can choose those modules which match best the individual requirements of your company or clinic. We are pleased to assist you to compose a specific tailored program.