How to Apply

Applying to Become a CC/CoR : Requirements, Criteria and Practical Information


The box on the left indicates the process of becoming a SWEET Centre of Reference (CoR). To receive the Benchmarking Report, which is needed for the Peer Review Process, you have to upload the patient data twice a year. After undergoing the Peer Review Process, you have to do a self-assessment at the Peer-Review-website, which is externally verified. Afterwards the peer review visit takes place and in the end you get certified as a Centre of Reference or Collaborative Centre.

For more information please take notice of the
SWEET Guidelines

The requirements for a Collaborative Centre are linked both to patient care and to research activities (see Table 1).


A nomination as Centre of Reference (CoR) entails additional requirements (see Table 2A) and is dependent on extra criteria (Table 2B) which need to be met by the paediatric diabetes centre.


For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact SWEET e.V. at:

SWEET e.V. Coordination Centre
Diabetes Centre for Children and Adolescents
Kinder- und Jugendkrankenhaus  AUF DER BULT
Janusz-Korczak-Allee 12
30173 Hannover

Tel.: +49-511-8115-3342
Fax: +49-511-8115-3334
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Online submission of your application is possible via this form:
                          >>>Application Form<<<

Join the SWEET/ISPAD initiative for centers with < 150 patients!

“As part of the ISPAD strategic document for 2015-2017, we have included a drive to have as many centers as possible begin collecting HbA1c and other data in a register. We truly believe that this is the best way forward for improving diabetes care for children around the globe. By comparing yourself with other centers, a very good discussion can arise within your local center, and you can begin pushing towards a lower HbA1c with whatever resources you have available.

It is encouraging to see how SWEET continues to grow with an increase in international representation also from outside Europe. SWEET currently is reaching out mainly to clinics with at least 150 patients with the aim to certify centers of excellence. We have now started a pilot project, the SWEET/ISPAD register for smaller centers. Contact ISPAD if your clinic (with < 150 patients) is interested in joining the SWEET/ISPAD initiative to benefit from the benchmarking!  At the same time, ISPAD urges centers with > 150 patients to approach SWEET for a regular membership.”

Ragnar Hanas

ISPAD President

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