TMF - Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung e.V. of Berlin at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair

TMF - Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung e.V.

Charlottenstr. 42, 10117 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 2200247-0
Fax +49 30 2200247-99

This company is co-exhibitor of
MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM c/o Science Service Dr. Hempel GmbH

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MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 15): stand E60

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MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 07  Medical Services and Publications
  • 07.04  Professional institutions
  • 07.04.01  Associations and organisations

Our products

Product category: Associations and organisations

Pseudonymisation software

Software for the use of a specialized TMF IT infrastructure for the symmetrical encryption of single-level pseudonyms

Software for two-stage pseudonymization of medical data for the development of research databases that can be used in the long term. Available since the end of 2009 following reconceptualization and reimplementation. In conjunction with tools for the administration of single-level pseudonyms it enables data protection-compliant development of new kinds of research databases with long-term merging of follow-up data sets and person-related feedback of research results.

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Product category: Associations and organisations

Generic Data Concepts 2.0

Guide to data protection in medical research projects: TMF’s generic solutions 2.0.

TMF’s new generic data protection concepts were published as a book in 2014. As with the original edition from 2003, this updated publication was written in close collaboration with leading data protection experts. As a result, the German association of government data protection officers at national and federal state level has recommended the guide to medical research projects and cross-facility teams who are looking to develop their own data privacy documentation. The new concept offers a modular structure designed to support the complex nature of medical research processes, and it has now also been published as part of a comprehensive guide.

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Product category: Associations and organisations

Expert opinion on sponsor responsibility

Brief expert opinion on assuming responsibility as a sponsor in clinical studies

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Product category: Associations and organisations

Specimen documents on sponsor responsibility

Templates for contracts with trial sites and contractors and specimens for internal task assignment

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Product category: Associations and organisations

Legal Opinion on Biobanking

Templates for contracts with trial sites and contractors and specimens for internal task assignment

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About us

Company details

Infrastructures for Medical Research

The TMF is the umbrella organization for networked medical research in Germany. It is the platform for interdisciplinary exchange as well as cross-project and cross-location cooperation in order to identify and solve the organizational, legal/ethical and technological problems of modern medical research. Solutions range from expert opinions, generic concepts, and IT applications to checklists, practical guides, training, and consultation services. The TMF makes these solutions available to the public free of charge.

Our Mission
We bring together researchers in different disciplines and develop concepts, infrastructures, and methods that promote medical research. We thus increase the safety, quality, and efficiency of medical research, ensure the necessary standardization, and offer researchers, irrespective of their scientific issues, assistance in dealing with the increasingly complex legal and regulatory infrastructure of medical research.

Our Aims
Our aims in particular are the following:

  • to improve the quality, organization, and cooperation of medical research;
  • to clarify the legal and ethical foundations for performing medical research and to provide model solutions;
  • to promote quality assurance and quality management in medical research, for example in the field of clinical studies and in biobanking;
  • to develop and expand efficient IT infrastructures and to promote their implementation in cross-institutional networked structures;
  • to make contributions to sustainable and efficient health research by means of improved transfer of research findings to patient care, and
  • to inform researchers, patients, politicians, and journalists about medical research issues in an up-to-date, independent, and appropriate manner by means of science-based communication.  
Our Method of Work
Our technical work focuses on interdisciplinary dialog in the working groups. The experts involved in networked medical research, who come from a very wide range of disciplines, meet here regularly and exchange experiences. They analyze current problem areas of medical research from various angles and identify the need for solutions on a general basis.

As a result of the joint discourse it is possible to initiate scientific methodology projects and fund them with the TMF's own resources, for example in order to develop expert opinions, practical guides, tools, or services. By developing sustainable infrastructures for medical research we are also strengthening the position of Germany as a science location faced with European and international competition.

With our projects and events we also establish dialog between health sector institutions that do not necessarily communicate in day-to-day activities. The spectrum ranges from patient care, clinical research, research infrastructure experts, and the use of telematics to experts on issues of standardization or healthcare politics control. Researchers from universities come together with representatives of extra-university research institutes, whereby federal institutes are just as involved as professional societies and associations from related sectors. We thus make a major contribution toward avoiding the duplication of work and pooling resources.

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