How to become a participant

You are interested to join the chronic urticaria registry (CURE)? All urticaria treating physicians and centers are highly welcome to contribute to this important effort. However, before you can start entering data into the registry some steps need to be taken:

  1. You need to date and sign a collaboration agreement with the urticaria network e.V. (UNEV) that is hosting CURE.
    Here, the collaboration agreement template can be downloaded.
    Here, the CURE project plan can be downloaded (ANNEX 1 of the collaboration agreement).
    Please complete the collaboration agreement and send one copy to:
    PD Dr. med. Karsten Weller,
    Dpt. of Dermatology and Allergy
    Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Charitéplatz 1
    10117 Berlin (Germany)
  2. You need to obtain approval for taking part in the CURE registry from your responsible ethics committee (institutional review board - IRB) and your responsible data protection officer/unit. Although, ethics approval is available for the Charité (No. EA1/146/14) this is not universal, i.e. not valid for other locations. Please also note that the requirements regarding approvals for participation may vary from site to site. In case of any doubt, please check with your institution, which approvals are needed for your participation.
    In order to facilitate the obtaining of approvals, you can find here a template for ethics submission (please check before using it if all information is correct for your center or if it has to be adjusted for your center), the CURE patient information as well as the CURE written informed consent form. For already available language versions of templates of the CURE patient information and CURE written informed consent form, please check here:
  3. After a signed collaboration agreement is in place and after regulatory approval is obtained, please send a scanned copy of the approval to cureoffice(at) Subsequently, the administrator of the registry will send you your login information and you can start entering data into the registry. You are directed to the data entering mask by clicking one of the links on this web page, e.g. the registry icon on the home screen.
  4. For more information on the International Steering Committee (ISC) of CURE and on the publication policy of CURE, please see ‘Committee’ section of the website or download the current CURE ISC Charter, which is updated in regular intervals:  CURE International Steering Committee Charter
  5. In order to collect all important information from urticaria patients during their consultations as well as to collect all relevant data for CURE, the below provided baseline and follow up patient questionnaires may be applied to patients before or during their routine visits. Alternatively, the below provided physician checklist covering the same data may be used by the urticaria treating physician during the patient consultation. The idea of these documents is to support the urticaria treating physicians to perform a structured patient history that includes all relevant and EAACI/GA²LEN/EDF/WAO-guidelines suggested contents.


Chronic Urticaria Registry

urticaria network e.V.
Schönhauser Allee 163
10435 Berlin

E-Mail: cureoffice(at)

CURE is supported by the following institutions, societies and non-profit organizations:

  • GA²LEN e.V.
  • WOA-World Allergy Organization
  • EADV - European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

CURE is supported by the Task Forces for Urticaria of the following institutions:

  • GA2LEN - Global Allergy and Asthma European Network
  • EADV - European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • EAACI - European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

CURE is supported by the following industry partners:

  • MOXIE - services and products for skin diseases and allergies
  • Novartis