DZL provides three platforms: Imaging, Biobanking and Clinical Trial Board platform, to facilitate research activities across all disease areas and research groups within and beyond DZL. The platform “Imaging” has been established as a network of complementing expertise and infrastructure within the DZL to ensure scientific exchange and access to cutting-edge imaging technologies in research. Comprising radiology and microscopy, the platform "Imaging" aims to identify and benefit from the interfaces between them. The core function of the platform is to offer, disseminate and share imaging technology. The Image Bank and the central office for project coordination are located at the University Hospital Heidelberg and managed by the department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (DIR).