Leibniz Universität Hannover

Brief description and aims of work

The Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI) at the LUH is the oldest establishment dedicated to scientific research on legal problems of Information and Communication Technologies nationwide.IRI undertakes research and education activities in information technology law covering the full spectrum of the discipline. Research topics covered have included data protection law, health law, international data traffic and medical data protection law. IRI has been instrumental in the creation of an innovative Data Protection Framework for ACGT (FP6-IST-026996) that enables researchers to share their data while simultaneously protecting the privacy of the data subjects. Besides p-medicine, IRI is currently participating in the European FP7-projects CONTRACT (as coordinator), OPTIMIS, PONTE and CONSENT.IRI will provide its legal and ethical expertise and experience in the fields of data protection and ethics, in particular tackling those obstacles hindering the legal and ethically correct exchange of personal data and human tissue in p-medicine.

WP5 Leader (LUH)

Team members

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó Email
WP 5 Leader

Fon +49 511 7628159
Fax +49 511 7628290


Dr. Tina Krügel Email

Fon +49 511 7628259
Fax +49 511 7628290

Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institute for Legal Informatics – Institut für Rechtsinformatik (IRI)

Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover/Germany