MIMIC is made available largely through the work of researchers at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology and collaborating research groups.

Our work is supported by grants from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award numbers R01-EB001659 (2003-2013) and R01-EB017205 (2014-2018).

If you use our data, code, or algorithms, please provide a citation to this project.

MIMIC-III citation

If you use MIMIC-III in your work, please cite this project. Our recommended publication is:

MIMIC-III, a freely accessible critical care database. Johnson AEW, Pollard TJ, Shen L, Lehman LH, Feng M, Ghassemi M, Moody B, Szolovits P, Celi LA, and Mark RG. Scientific Data (2016). DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2016.35. Available at:

BibTeX entry:

  title={MIMIC-III, a freely accessible critical care database},
  author={Johnson, Alistair EW and Pollard, Tom J and Shen, Lu and Lehman, Li{-}wei H and Feng, Mengling and Ghassemi, Mohammad and Moody, Benjamin and Szolovits, Peter and Celi, Leo Anthony and Mark, Roger G},
  journal={Scientific data},
  publisher={Nature Publishing Group}

The data citation for MIMIC-III, which we also kindly ask you cite, is:

Pollard, T. J. & Johnson, A. E. W. The MIMIC-III Clinical Database (2016).

BibTeX entry:

  author={Pollard, Tom J abd Johnson, Alistair EW},
  title={{The MIMIC-III Clinical Database},
  howpublished= {\url{}

PhysioNet citation

An additional citation for all data hosted on PhysioNet is:

Physiobank, physiotoolkit, and physionet components of a new research resource for complex physiologic signals. Goldberger AL, Amaral LAN, Glass L, Hausdorff JM, Ivanov P, Mark RG, Mietus JE, Moody GB, Peng C, and Stanley HE. Circulation. 101(23), pe215–e220. 2000.

BibTeX entry:

  title={PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: components of a new research resource for complex physiologic signals},
  author={Goldberger, Ary L and Amaral, Luis AN and Glass, Leon and Hausdorff, Jeffrey M and Ivanov, Plamen Ch and Mark, Roger G and Mietus, Joseph E and Moody, George B and Peng, Chung-Kang and Stanley, H Eugene},
  publisher={Am Heart Assoc}

MIMIC Code Repository

The MIMIC Code Repository provides code and example usage of the MIMIC-III database, and is described in the open access publication here. If you use any code in the repository, we would appreciate if you would cite the publication as follows:

Johnson, Alistair EW, David J. Stone, Leo A. Celi, and Tom J. Pollard. “The MIMIC Code Repository: enabling reproducibility in critical care research.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2017): ocx084.

Research groups

MIMIC-III v1.4 documentation