MIRACUM partner Klinikum Chemnitz successfully connected to the German Research Data Portal for Health

Logo des Forschungsdatenportals für Gesundheit: Silhouette eines Menschen vor einem rundem NetzwerkschemataChemnitz Hospital has reached an important milestone with its connection to the German Research Data Portal for Health (FDPG). The hospital is now the first non-university site to be visible in the FDPG, making its data available to the research community.

Research plays a crucial role in improving healthcare. Patient data from routine care is of great importance here. This data complements traditional trial data by providing insights into the actual efficacy, safety and applicability of medical interventions in a real clinical setting.

The FDPG is a central point of contact for physicians who wish to conduct research projects with routine data.

The FDPG offers

  • an overview of datasets for cross-site research,
  • the opportunity to submit feasibility inquiries about available data and biosamples,
  • a standardized process for requesting data and biosamples,
  • standardized contractual regulations for the uncomplicated use of data and
  • central coordination of data provision and
  • a transparent presentation of research projects in the project register.

Until now, the focus has been on data from the university hospitals. As part of the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII), the university medical sites developed standardized methods and tools for data harmonization with the aim of establishing cross-site data exchange.

In 2022, Chemnitz Hospital became the first data integration center (DIZ) at a non-university maximum care hospital to be connected to the MII. Martin Bartos is the project manager of the DIZ Chemnitz. As part of the Digital Progress Hub “Medical Informatics Hub in Saxony” (MiHUBx), which is also funded by the BMBF, Dresden University Medicine, which acts as the scientific and technical network coordinator, has succeeded in establishing the methods and tools of the MII at Chemnitz Hospital and facilitating the connection to the FDPG. This has shown that cooperation within the MII contributes to strengthening non-university locations and ensures that the research basis for improved healthcare is constantly being expanded.