In systems biology, it is becoming increasingly common to measure biochemical entities at different levels of the same biological system. Hence, data fusion problems are abundant in the life sciences. With the availability of a multitude of measuring techniques, one of the central problems is the heterogeneity of the data. In this paper, we discuss a specific form of heterogeneity, namely, that of measurements obtained at different measurement scales, such as binary, ordinal, interval, and ratio‐scaled variables. Three generic fusion approaches are presented of which two are new to the systems biology community. The methods are presented, put in context, and illustrated with a real‐life genomics example.