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Creating new knowledge in networks of medical research

Objective

MULTI-KNOWLEDGE starts from the data processing needs of a network of Medical Research Centres, in Europe and USA, Partners in the Project and co-operating in researches related to the link between metabolic diseases and cardiovascular risks.

These needs are mostly related to the integration of three main sources of information: clinical data (EHR), patient-specific genomic and proteomic data (in particular data produced through Micro-arrays technology), and demographic data. The general aim of the project will be the development of a knowledge management environment to allow networks of co-operating medical research centres to create, exchange and manipulate new knowledge from heterogeneous data sources.

MULTI-KNOWLEDGE will create an intelligent workflow environment for multi-national multi-professional research consortia aiming at cooperatively mining, modelling, visualizing biomedical data under a single common perspective. This will allow retrieval and analysis of millions of data through bio-informatics tools, with the intent of improving medical knowledge discovery and understanding through integration of biomedical information.

MULTI-KNOWLEDGE will contribute to the creation of standards to link heterogeneous data. The clusterization models produced within the project will allow discrimination between normal and pathologic and produce insight for clinical research and disease management. The MULTI-KNOWLEDGE architecture and set of tools will be tested for the development of a structured system to integrate data in a single informative system committed to cardiovascular risk assessment.

Therefore this project will also contribute to establish guidelines and operating procedures to manage and combine data coming from protein arrays and make them easily available for the imputation of study algorithms.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

CENTRO DI CULTURA SCIENTIFICA "A. VOLTA"
Address
Via Cantoni 1, Villa Olmo
22100 Como
Italy

Participants (8)

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES ISRAEL LTD
Israel
Address
Azorim Park, Kiryat Arie, 94 Em Hamoshavot Road
49527 Petach Tikva
DATAMED A.E. HEALTHCARE INTEGRATOR
Greece
Address
Odos Grammou 71
15124 Maroussi
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Chandos Street 4
W1M 9DG London
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
PCS PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL SOFTWARE GMBH
Austria
Address
Industriering 11
9020 Klagenfurt
S.A.T.A. - S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Ugo Foscolo 11
27100 Pavia
TO BE DECIDED
Address
Unspecified
Unspecified
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma