The Berlin research consortium "Autonomy Despite Multimorbidity in Old Age" (AMA) was devoted to understand the conditions for autonomoy and quality of life when facing multiple chronic health impairments, disabilities and functional limitations in old age. The AMA consortium pursued the following goals: (a) Advancing methodologies suited to tap multimorbidity in old age, (b) analysing the links between multimorbidity and autonomy in old age, (c) transfer of research results in the everyday life of older people in order to support autonomy in old age. The research projects of the AMA consortium took into account different living conditions of women and men, their gender specific resources and life styles as well as differences between age groups.