The operational management of the existing data integration centres (DIC) or those currently being set up are represented in the DIC Management Forum. This includes 40 DIC locations.

One of the forum's tasks is to coordinate and position the DIC, which is necessary for harmonising infrastructure development across consortia and locations.

The DIC is usually an institution within the hospital and is generally closely linked to the clinical computer centres, which ensures a close connection to the healthcare systems. The tasks of the DIC include the transfer of data from various data-providing systems, the consolidation and processing of this data as well as ensuring data quality and data protection. The processed data is then made available for use in medical research.

Spokespersons of the DIC Management Forum:

  • Dr Michaela Hardt, University Hospital Tübingen
  • Timo Fuchs, University Hospital Regensburg