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Cologne Site

Medicine and Health

Phone: +49 (0)221 478-5685
ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

Phone: +49 (0)228 73-3400
ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Nußallee 15a
53115 Bonn


Life sciences research needs a solid infrastructure.

ZB MED carries out the applied research required to achieve this.


eyeMoviePedia is a portal that allows eye surgeons to publish videos of surgical procedures in the field of ophthalmology and present them to a wider audience for discussion. The videos are edited and peer-reviewed by professionals in the subspecialities of ophthalmology who add their own expert commentary to the films. The portal gives viewers the opportunity to add their own comments to the video clips. These comments are then also subject to peer review. This opens up a process of communication within the scientific community. Conceived as a pilot project, it is hoped that eyeMoviePedia will reveal the extent to which multimedia portals of this type can be implemented with the cooperation of specialists from the respective field. The next stage of the project will be to transfer these findings to other disciplines that fall within ZB MED’s areas of specialization. The project was initiated by Professor Kirchhof from the Centre of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne in collaboration with ZB MED.