Health research data infrastructures support the collection, aggregation, quality assurance and provision of personal data from routine care and health research. The challenges of such an infrastructure are diverse: complex data collection and storage, technical, legal and cultural hurdles as well as fragmentation and the formation of silos.

In order to overcome these challenges, the MII and NUM coordination offices have set up a national coordination group for publicly funded health research data infrastructures. Its aim is to promote transparency about existing and planned infrastructures, develop a common approach and draw up a model for the usage of health-related data. The activities of the coordination group are supported by the BMBF's "Forum Gesundheitsforschung".