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.

German Portal for Medical Research Data

At the German Portal for Medical Research Data (FDPG), researchers can centrally request access to health data and biospecimen from German university medicine for scientific research.


Newsletter subscription

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

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Information for patients

The Medical Informatics Initiative published a website to provide patients with clear and understandable information about the use of health data for medical research purposes.

Screenshot der Startseite der MII-Patienten-Webseite. Copyright: TMF e.V.


With the online training platform "MII-Academy", researchers learn how to apply for and analyse medical data for their research project. 

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