Center for Research Data

Researchers often cannot fully exploit the enormous potential of research data to address diverse scientific questions because data from different sources cannot be linked or hypotheses arise only at a later stage. To ensure efficient use of health data and expand research capacities, researchers must publish data according to established standards and share them with external partners. The FAIR-principles provide the basis for appropriate processing and documentation of data, ensuring they are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.

To establish these processes across departments, BIPS founded the Cross-departmental Center for Research Data Infrastructure and Data Science in Epidemiology in January 2023 under an extraordinary item of expenditure [Sondertatbestand]. The center focuses on promoting responsible handling of health data and implementing FAIR principles throughout the data lifecycle. This ensures high quality and integrity of health data, promotes interoperability and exchange between different health systems and research institutions, while meeting legal and ethical requirements. This initiative is closely aligned with a key objective of our research strategy "Leveraging complex health data".

STB: RD-Infrastructure

Cross-departmental Center A: Research Data Infrastructure

STB: Data Science

Cross-departmental Center B: Data Science


International Multicohort Pediatric Biomarker Collaboration

BIPS Research Data Portal

Here the BIPS-portal for research data is being created...

Project manager:
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Iris Pigeot
Dr. rer. nat. Timm Intemann
Dr. rer. nat. Achim Reineke

Dr. rer. nat. Timm Intemann
Tel: +49 (0)421 218-56-984
Fax: +49 (0)421 / 218-56941