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Dr. Peter Brunecker

Head of Core Unit Research IT

Contact information
Address:Campus Charité Mitte
Invalidenstraße 120
10115 Berlin

Phone:+49 30 450 543 038


Our mission is to meet the needs of researchers for innovative information technology by providing an appropriate portfolio of services, and by practicing an agile and open mindset. We also ensure that the BIH's primary focus, medical translation, is clearly visible and strategically considered within the Charité's broader IT strategy. To this end, we continue to improve our services from a product-oriented perspective and inspired by the needs of our users. Through our services, we are also involved in numerous research projects.

Service portfolio at glance

Data Platform (HDP) is a central service designed to facilitate access for researchers and clinicians to routine and research data on patients treated at Charité. This is achieved through technical solutions as well as organizational and individual support. The development and expansion of the HDP is an important pillar in the area of digitalization within Charité’s Strategy 2030 and is a key asset of BIH’s Strategic Research Program until 2027. The core infrastructure of HDP, the Health Data Lake, enables secure and collaborative work with Charité's health data considering the FAIR principles. The HDP also provides the foundation and infrastructure for the operation of Charité's Medical Data Integration Center. We are also very active in the field of research data management, operating a highly scalable research data storage used for managing microscopy data, for example. Our unit is actively promoting DevOps by providing a large software platform, which offers this culture a place to grow. Finally, our portfolio further includes individual IT consulting, including end device support, as well as the technical operation of other research infrastructures such as electronic data capture solutions.


IT Basic Services

  • Central Virtual Server and Client environments
  • Central Storage Services including Backups
  • Client Management
  • Network Management
  • E-Mail and Groupware

Please contact Mirko Thiesen for questions about access and accounts: Mirko.thiesen@bihealth.de or +49 30 450 570763

Training Opportunities

Together with the MDC we will provide regular training courses in the use of the HPC infrastructure. When requested we can also provide courses on scientific programming.

Steering Comittee

Martin Peuker, CIO Charité


Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

Basic IT services
Server centers of Charité at Campus Virchow Klinikum 
Mittelallee, 13353 Berlin

and Campus Benjamin Franklin
Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin

MDC campus in Buch
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, 13125 Berlin
Directions to MDC