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Medical Informatics Initiative

Strengthening research and advancing healthcare

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) launched its medical informatics funding scheme to make data from healthcare and research more useful and meaningful. It provides around 500 million euros with the aim of strengthening medical research and improving patient care. All of Germany’s university hospitals have joined forces with research institutions, businesses, health insurers, and patient advocacy groups to create a framework that harnesses research findings to the direct benefit of patients.

New funding phase starts in 2023

At the beginning of this year, the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII) for data-based health research enters the consolidation and extension phase, which the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding with around 200 million euros until 2026. The aim is to make the MII the driving force and impetus behind a decentralised research data infrastructure for health data that meets all data protection and IT security requirements.

Phases of MII

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With the newsletter "MII Insights" the Medical Informatics Initiative provides regular information about project progress and results of the joint collaboration. The newsletter is only available in German language.

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