(1) The institute participates in the following projects:


The institute is coordinating and leading the consortium DIFUTURE (Data Integration for Future Medicine) in the context of the “Medical Informatics” funding scheme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

In further projects, concepts and solutions developed by the institute or/and by DIFUTURE are used:

CRC 1321

CRC 1371

Cluster of Excellence SyNergy

(2) The institute has been a partner in further national projects, and software developed by the institute is currently being used in these projects:

German Centre for Infectious Diseases

Munich Heart Alliance as part of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research

(3) Among former projects of the institute are:

Leading Edge Cluster m4

Funded by BMBF

The institute was leading the m⁴ project Data Integration System. One of the results is the open source software DIS currently used in a number of projects.

The m4 Personalized Medicine and Targeted Therapies initiative put the Munich Biotech Cluster among the winners of the second round of the Leading-Edge Cluster Competition in 2010. Funding of around € 40 million granted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research was matched by partners from industry taking part in the scheme.


Building data bridges between biological and medical infrastructures in Europe.

Funded under the 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Programme), the BioMedBridges consortium brought together six established ESFRI infrastructures with common goals to define, implement and deliver data interoperability across the biological and biomedical domains. The institute’s focus was on secure data sharing.