General Information

The Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology (University of Verona) was designated by WHO as Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health on 23 February 1987.


2013 - Ongoing:


Description of scientific activity available from:

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Curriculum Vitae

1987 - 2013:


Overview of main achievements available from: Cambridge University Press - Prof. Michele Tansella 1942-2015

According to WHO regulations the designation lasts for four years and may be continued, with periodic reviews by WHO of the scientific performance of the Centre. Each WHO Collaborating Centre applies for designation submitting to WHO a plan with the specific actions to be carried out in the 4-year period. WHO reviews each application, giving positive or negative feed back on redesignation. At the end of the 4-year period, each WHO Collaborating Centre has to send a detailed report with the outcome of the planned research activities.

The designation was confirmed in 1992. In September 1996 the Centre was re-designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation and since then this designation was further confirmed in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.

Professor Corrado Barbui, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre in Verona, describes the main activities of the centre (in Italian):

Video 1

Video 2

Other information on the Centre:

UnivrMagazine - Psichiatria veronese e Oms: da 25 anni insieme

L'Arena - Psichiatria, Verona resta centro OMS


The main activities of the WHO Collaborating Centre are:

1. Participation in collaborative projects under the Organization's leadership, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, implementation studies and analyses of existing WHO databases.

2. Planning, organising and conducting, jointly with WHO, training activities such as courses and seminars and information exchange.

3. Collecting, collating and disseminating, on behalf of WHO, scientific information on selected topics, as well as providing expert comments and advice on various draft documents circulated by WHO.


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