From July 29th to August 3rd 2018, MIRACUM’s first Summer School themed “Medical (Research) Informatics Essentials“ will take place in the Alsace in Niederbronn-les-Bains. In this first year, we focus on data acquisition and interoperability challenges in heterogeneous hospital IT environments, metadata repositories, data protection concepts, basics of data integration and the medical device directory. The participants will learn from the MIRACUM experts as well as from our international guest lecturer, Professor James Cimino from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This summer school will also include training of social skills, such as working and cooking in groups and being responsible for the well-being of the whole group. For more information on the programme, accomodation, and costs, please visit our Summer School 2018 site.