The AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE focuses on the research in the causes of autoimmune diseases. Based on this background, it will further focus on clinical research cooperations to develop therapeutic concepts and to design assays for early and reliable diagnostics.

To always ensure the most current scientific background and the intended interdisciplinarity, the institute will agree with respect to basic and clinical research on close cooperation with scientific institutions and, considering the non-profit objectives of the association AIRA e.V., also with industrial research units.

Due to its focus on autoimmunity research, the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE offers ultimate expert competence and far-reaching networking. Highly qualified staff of the institute with extensive experience in research and development cooperates in Wendelsheim with external research groups in the research of the basics of autoimmunity.

The scientific advisory council of the AIRA e.V. will be available for advise and help at any time and will take care for and assess the projects. This will ensure future-oriented research, reliable results and fast implementation into successful products.

In addition to expert competence, a well-functioning network is another deciding factor for the success of interdisciplinary research. Already before its foundation, the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE had started to establish such a network.

Its neutrality will make the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE a suitable partner for international scientific cooperation, therefore establishing the base of international multicenter studies.
In addition to its coordination work to support interdisciplinary research cooperation, the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE will also offer space and human resources for actual on-site cooperation at the Wendelsheim office.

Due to its most current equipment, including offices, labs and an online library, the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE provides ideal technical resources for international interdisciplinary research.

The AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE focuses on the research in the causes of autoimmune diseases. Based on this background, AIRA is primarily interested in funding basic, academic research. It further focuses on clinical research cooperations to develop therapeutic concepts and to design assays for early and reliable diagnostics.

AIRA awards grants on the basis of the scientific merit of the proposed research and the relevance of the research to improving our understanding of autoimmune diseases. The main criterion for evaluation of the application is the potential for the proposed research to improve the general understanding, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of the disease process in autoimmune diseases.

In consideration of this philosophy, the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE funds grants for projects with interdisciplinary approaches.