The medical informatics initiative is open in nature. The goal is for funded consortia to recruit additional partners over the course of the project, and share successful solutions with others at a later date.

Moreover, other sites or organisations - including non-university sites - that would like to establish a data integration center and join the MII research data infrastructure can contact the MII consortia or the MII coordination office for this purpose.

To ensure researchers, doctors and, ultimately, patients benefit fully from these advances, further actors – for example outpatient care and private clinics – will be increasingly involved in data exchange.

Funding is modular in structure and divided into phases to enable responsiveness to realworld developments and changing needs in the coming years. There will also be additional funding modules from the commencement of the development and networking phase; if necessary, the BMBF will publish specific funding policies.