On behalf of all organizers, I’m pleased to present to you the full paper proceedings of the first joint online conference of the GMDS & CEN-IBS 2020. Our theme, Bringing Data to Life, takes account of the fact that, due to the fast developing digitalization of the health system, those of us who work in medical research are faced with an increasing amount of data. Of course, many challenges must be addressed if we are to make use of these data and benefit from this increase in sources of evidence, and these can only be faced if all data-science disciplines work together. The aim of our conference was to bring together these different disciplines within the data sciences, including medical informatics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health and medical documentation.
The key topics of the conference covered central themes, relevant to society in general and to supporting innovations in medical research in particular.
Prof. Dr. Geraldine Rauch
Institute of Biometry and Clinical Epidemiology, Charite, Berlin, Germany