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List of contacts

Do you have any questions about ZB MED`s services or the range of literature we offer? Or maybe you need some tips on how to run searches in LIVIVO?

Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685

Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Our vision:

Harnessing research and infrastructure to empower people and benefit the environment.

ZB MED's services cover the entire life science research cycle

ZB MED supports the entire research cycle with its services - in accordance with the principles and practices of open science. Sharing and networking within and between disciplines enable new research. The services of ZB MED are developing from pure "research administration" to continuous close "research support".

Generate research idea We can point you to numerous sources of useful information. Plan research Count on our support to help plan your research! Generate data We can help you generate research data based on FAIR principles. Analyse data Take advantage of our data analysis services and training sessions! Findings AI-based tools are a great way to generate new research insights. Quality assurance Use our services for the quality assurance of your research! Publish/provide access Publish your work open access so that it can be read and cited by anyone!

Video on the research cycle of ZB MED

(in German, English subtitles provided)

Prof Dr Konrad Förstner, Head of Data Science and Services, explains the structure and services along the research cycle.