MIRACUM (English)

In November 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) has announced the “Medical Informatics Funding Scheme” (Medizininformatik-Initiative, MI-I), to foster IT innovations for healthcare research and medical care. The goal is to take advantage of digitalization in medicine, to link data and generate medical knowledge, and to develop and apply innovative IT solutions for a better, data-based healthcare delivery system.

MIRACUM – Medical Informatics in Research and Care in University Medicine – is one of four consortia funded by the 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. From 2023, these data integration centers are to be networked with regional hospitals and other medical care facilities beyond the university hospitals. The consortia are also growing together during this expansion and extension phase of the MII. Six junior research groups have now been established from MIRACUM. In addition, the MII is also funding so-called Digital Progress Hubs for 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 involved in all of these use cases. The consortium is also focusing on the education and training of young researchers and is promoting this through the Master’s degree program and cross-consortia colloquia, job shadowing and summer schools.

The MIRACUM partners have agreed to share data, based on interoperable data integration centres, develop common and interoperable tools and services, realize the power of such data and tools in innovative IT solutions, which shall enhance patient-centred collaborative research as well as clinical care processes, and finally to strengthen biomedical informatics in research, teaching and continued education.

Prof. Prokosch is  the MIRACUM Coordinator;
Prof. Acker (Giessen University) and Prof. Thomas Ganslandt (University Medicin Mannheim) the MIRACUM Deputy Coordinators.

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  • Term: 2016 – 2021
  • Sponsor: BMBF 01ZZ1801A


  1. Klinikum Chemnitz
  2. Medical Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  3. University Hospital Erlangen
  4. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
  5. University Hospital Frankfurt
  6. Medical Faculty of the University of Freiburg
  7. Medical Center – University of Freiburg
  8. Faculty of Medicine of the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen
  9. University Hospital Gießen and Marburg GmbH, Dep. Gießen
  10. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Gießen
  11. Medical Faculty of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  12. University Medical Center Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  13. Medical Faculty of the Philipps-University Marburg
  14. University Hospital Gießen-Marburg, Department Marburg
  15. Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprechts-Karls-University Heidelberg
  16. University Medical Center Mannheim
  17. University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, Institut for Medical Informatics
  18. Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) Mannheim
  19. Medical Faculty of the Philipps-University Marburg
  20. University Hospital Gießen and Marburg GmbH, Dep. Marburg
  21. University Medicine Greifswald
  22. Dresden Technical University
  23. Dresden University Hospital