Toralf Kisten is a computer scientist at the University of Leipzig. During the last decade, Toralf leads the development of the comprehensive research infrastructure at the LIFE Research Center for Civilization Diseases allowing to capture data in different epidemiological studies, to integrate collected data, and to share data for analysis under different circumstances. Toralf is involved in different national working groups according to FAIR principles ranging from organizational to technical aspects of data sharing including basic sharing processes and principles to interfaces and interoperability. Toralf also holds a professorship for database systems at the University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida.
The BMBF Medical Informatics Initiative is the latest, national-scale funding schema for university hospitals in Germany. Four national consortia consisting of university hospitals, research partners, and associated industry partners were selected in 2018 to build-up and contribute to Germany’s next-generation digital healthcare infrastructure. The given session will provide a detailed overview of the funding program, its strategic aims, first findings from consortia work, and a forum for mutual exchange for collaborations.