German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) e. V.

Welcome to the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (GMDS) e.V.

The GMDS (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie) is the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology and is the only scientific organization in this field in Germany. It is the official national member society within the EFMI and IMIA and closely cooperates with related scientific societies.

Founded in the 1950s as a scientific association and now with more than 1,900 members, the GMDS is currently one of the largest scientific societies in this field worldwide.

The GMDS comprises four divisions (medical informatics, biometry, epidemiology and medical documentation), with a wide range of active working groups. The Steering Committee of the GMDS is chaired by the president.

The GMDS publishes a national scientific journal, “GMS Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (MIBE)”. The articles are published in GMS German Medical Science online in German or English: www.egms.de/en/journals/mibe/index.shtml.

The GMDS also publishes the international journal “Methods of Information in Medicine (MIM)”, to which all members of the GMDS other than patrons/sponsors have access online.

The GMDS organizes a large national scientific conference annually with around 700 to 1,500 participants, as well as a spring congress on health information systems and a number of working conferences. Proceedings of the large national conferences are published online on www.egms.de/static/en/meetings/index.htm.

The GMDS issues certificates in the fields of medical informatics, biometry, epidemiology, and medical documentation. The certificates are awarded based on the professional and scientific experience of the applicants.

Organization

The GMDS is governed by the members’ assembly, the advisory board, and the executive board of directors. Activities and thematic work are carried out essentially in different kinds of working groups.

Statutes (in German)

Forthcoming events

2017: GMDS Annual Conference in Oldenburg, 17-21 September 2017. Please visit www.gmds2017.de for further information. 

GMDS Steering Committee members

Contact details of key members

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Mansmann - President
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Stang - 1. Vice-President
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Schmücker - 2. Vice-President
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Köpcke - Treasurer
  • Dr. Thomas H. Müller - Secretary of the board
  • Prof. Dr. Geraldine Rauch - Member of the Board
  • Prof. Dr. Alfred Winter - Member of the Board
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sax - Head of Medical Informatics Division
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Binder - Head of Biometry Division
  • Brigitte Strahwald - Head of Epidemiology Division
  • Anke Schöler - Head of Health Information Management Division
  • Markus Stein - Member of the Board

Assortment of publications

Submission of comments on "Guideline on the investigation of subgroups in confirmatory clinical trials", (EMA/CHMP/539146/2013), 23 January 2014
German Region of the International Biometric Society (IBS-DR) and German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS)

Application of Prediction Intervals in Meta-Analyses with Random Effects
Authors: Ralf Bender, Oliver Kuß, Armin Koch, Carsten Schwenke & Dieter Hauschke
7 March 2014

Guideline on the investigation of subgroups in confirmatory clinical trials - DRAFT
European Medicines Agency - Science Medicines Health
23 January 2014

Importance of Results from Indirect Comparisons
Englische Übersetzung der Stellungnahme "Stellenwert von Ergebnissen aus indirekten Vergleichen"
2 February 2012

Guidelines and Recommendations  to Assure Good Epidemiologic Practice (GEP)
German Society for Epidemiology (DGEpi) In Collaboration with the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometrics, and Epidemiology (GMDS), German Association for Social Medicine and Prevention (DGSMP), German Region of the International Biometrics Association (DR-IBS)
July 2008

Good Biometrical Practice in Medical Research - Guidelines and Recommendations
Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie in Medizin und Biologie 2004; 35: 63-71.
4 July 2004