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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.

Collaborations of ZB MED – overview

As a data and information infrastructure for the life sciences, ZB MED plays a central role for the life sciences in Germany. In its additional function as a research institution, ZB MED forms a national hub for cooperation at local, regional and national as well as international level.  

Close cooperation at local level takes place with universities in Cologne, Bonn and Bielefeld. Regionally and nationally, ZB MED cooperates with university and non-university research institutions. 

Institutes of the Leibniz Association play a special role. For example, intensive cooperation is maintained with the two other central libraries ZBW* - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and TIB* - Leibniz Information Centre for Technology and Natural Sciences. Other important cooperation partners are university libraries as well as other scientific institutions and academic libraries from Germany and abroad.

Within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI), ZB MED cooperates at key points in several consortia within a broad network.