German Institute of
Medical Documentation and Information
Waisenhausgasse 36-38a
50676 Cologne, Germany

Phone: +49 221 4724-1
Fax: +49 221 4724-444
Central Mailbox

DIMDI is a governmental institution
within the scope of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

VAT identification number: DE123052538

E-Invoice :
991-14132-47 ID for Databases (ABDA, AMIS, MPI)
991-14133-44 ID for Iris Institute

Acting Head
Prof. Dr. Karl Broich

Public Relations
Sven Borowski
Press Office

Heike Kuhn

Data Protection Officer
Dr. Jochen Fingberg
Data Protection Officer

Statements on Internet Offers, Liability, Links and Linking Policy, Copyright and Privacy


Our web sites contain reference (links) to third-party web sites. We have no influence on their contents. The respective provider or operator is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked sites were carefully examined at the time of linking. Illegal contents were apparenty not recognizable at this time.

Copyright and Trademark Law

The internet offer of the DIMDI is copyrighted. Contributions of third parties are characterized as such. Duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation require our written consent, providing that it is not in connection with other official material within the meaning of § 5 secion2 of the Copyright Law or contain special copyright regulations, e.g. explicitly contradictory regulations of database producers.

The DIMDI logo may not be used without the special consent of our Public Relations.

Data Privacy

Please read our data privacy declaration.

Liability for Contents

The information contained on this web site has been prepared with care and according to the best available technology. However, errors cannot be excluded. Liability for damages is excluded, regardless of the legal nature. This does not apply in cases of gross negligence or deliberate damage to the legal interest of others. If a contract was made with us over the internet, e.g. via downloads, any claim for damages due to a fundamental breach of contract („cardinal obligations“) is limited to the foreseeable damage that is typical to the contract, except in the event of intent or gross negligence. A change in the burden of proof to the disadvantage of the user is not in reference to the above regulations.

As a service provider, in accordance with § 6 section 1 of the Mediendienste-Staatsvertrag (German Media Services State Treaty, MDStV) and § 8 section 1 Teledienstegesetz (Teleservices Act, TDG), we are responsible for our own contents on the site. However, service providers within the meaning of MDStV and TDG, are not obligated to monitor third party information transferred or stored by them, or to look for indications of illegal activity. Obligations for the removal or barring of the use of information in accordance with legal regulations remain unaffected, even in the event of the service provider not being responsible. The secrecy of telecommunications is safeguarded according to § 85 of the Telekommunikationsgesetz (Telecommunication Law, TKG).

Our web site is provided on the basis of the German legal system. We do not assume any responsibility for the fact that our web site is legally permissible for users from other countries.


When retrieving any files and programmes from our web site via download, the risk is transferred to the user from the start of such download.

This website uses session cookies to ensure certain functionalities such as downloads or login to closed areas. In order to optimize the website, we use the analysis tool Matomo. Our Matomo installation works without tracking cookies. You will find more detailed information and the possibilities to object to the use of Matomo in our data privacy declaration.