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Department of General Practice

The Bavarian Practice Based Research Network (BayFoNet)

The Bavarian Practice Based Research Network (BayFoNet) provides a new infrastructure for the promotion of research in general practice through the cooperation between general practices and scientists. We will carry out joint projects with the participating practices, thereby strengthening their staff’s research skills. For this purpose, we offer training courses and promote regional scientific networking, also beyond primary care.

The joint research project includes the institutes for general practice at the University Hospital Würzburg, the University Hospital Erlangen, Munich University Hospital and Technical University of Munich. BayFoNet is one of six networks in Germany funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the period between 2020 and 2025. These six regional networks, together with the coordination office, form the Initiative of German Practice-Based Research Networks – DESAM-ForNet.

For further information please visit our website: (English version available)


Involved parties/Stakeholders

Network partners:

  • University Hospital Würzburg (Institute of General Practice)
  • University Hospital Erlangen (Institute of General Practice)
  • Munich University Hospital (Institute of General Practice)
  • Technical University of Munich (Institute of General Practice and Health Services Research)

Cooperation Partners

  • Technical University Munich (Clinical Trial Centre Munich, MSZ)
  • University of Würzburg (Institute of Clinical Epidemiology and Biometry, IKE-B)
  • University Hospital Würzburg (Clinical Trial Center Würzburg)
  • Reutlingen University (Department of Computer Science)

Project Advisory Board

  • AOK Bayern - Die Gesundheitskasse (health insurance)
  • Bavarian Family Physician Association (BHÄV)
  • Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL)
  • Young Bavarian General Medicine (JA-Bayern)
  • Bavarian Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KVB)
  • DIFUTURE - Data Integration for Future Medicine
  • Technology, Methods and Infrastructure for Networked Medical Research (TMF)

Scientific Advisory Board

  • University of St Andrews (School of Medicine Medical & Biological Sciences), UK
  • University of Bristol (Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences), UK
  • Technical University of Munich (Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine)
  • University of Münster (Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine)