MIRACUM – Medical Informatics in Research and Care in University Medicine – is one of four consortia funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII). From 2018 to 2022, the focus was on establishing data integration centers at German university hospitals. Starting in 2023, these data integration centers will be networked beyond university hospitals to regional hospitals and other medical care facilities. In this expansion and extension phase of the MII, the consortia are also growing together. Six junior research groups have now been established out of MIRACUM. In addition, the MII also funds so-called Digital Progress Hubs Health, four of the six hubs of which have emerged from the MIRACUM consortium. In the new funding phase, networking across sector boundaries is being researched in eight clinical and three methodological use cases. MIRACUM is participating in all of these use cases. The consortium also focuses on the education and training of young researchers, and we are driving this forward through the master’s degree program and cross-consortium colloquia, job shadowing and summer schools.




Peng Y, Henke E, Reinecke I, Zoch M, Sedlmayr M, Bathelt F.
An ETL-process design for data harmonization to participate in international research with German real-world data based on FHIR and OMOP CDM.
International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2023; 169:104925.



Find out about the current work progress, main topics and projects from the consortia MIRACUM and DIFTURE in the current MIRACUM/DIFUTURE Journal #1! [in German]

What is a data integration centre and what added value can they provide for medical research? Find out this and more in the MIRACUM brochure about the DIZ! [in German]