Personal Health Train

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Explore Tübingen University’s PHT-meDIC Implementation in the PHT Network

PHT Idea & background

The Personal Health Train (PHT) manifesto was introduced by the Dutch Techcentre for life sciences (DTL). The PHT is a GO:FAIR Implementation Network.

PHT-meDIC Architecture

The personal health train is developed by each GO:FAIR Implementation Network based on their requirements and needs. The implementation of PHT-meDIC Tübingen is based on the following main assumptions:
  • A manual review step of each executed train
  • Use container technologies to adapt rapidly to the analytical requirements
  • A central architecture to submit and distribute trains to each station
Code available at:

Use Cases

We developed and customized our distributed learning platform for several use cases within the Medical Informatics Initiative.

We developed PHT-meDIC for distributed analysis of the Use Cases within DIFUTURE (project website)

Interoperable decentral access and analysis of genome data for the German Human Genome-Phenome Archive (project website)

The “Collaboration on Rare Diseases” aim is to improve care and research in the field of rare diseases. This is a joint project of the four consortia of the MII, in which numerous German university hospitals and partner institutions are involved (project website)

The “POLypharmazie, Arzneimittelwechselwirkungen, Risiken” use case encompasses all four consortia of the Medical Informatics Initiative and aims to contribute to the detection of health risks in patients with polymedication (project website)

The main aim is to develop machine learning models to classify the presence of leukodystrophies. Models will be trained using clinical, genetic and image data (MRI) from three centers for rare diseases (project website)


You are interested in contributing to the PHT project in one of the following ways:
  • research questions you want to answer with de-central analysis
  • concepts to extend or enable different methods
  • code development
please reach us, using the contact form.
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