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Structuring European Biomedical Informatics to Support Individualised Healthcare

Objective

The EC-funded BIOINFOMED Study (EC-IST 2001-35024) has recently carried out a prospective analysis of the relationships and synergy between Bioinformatics (Bl) and Medical Informatics (Ml). There is a great potential for synergy between both disciplines with a view on continuity and individualisation of healthcare, so that the benefits of the human genome elucidation can reach the population, but that a collaborative effort between the two disciplines is needed to bridge the current gap between them. Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is the emerging discipline that aims to put these two worlds together so that the discovery and creation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods is fostered.

The INFOBIOMED network aims to set a durable structure for the described collaborative approach at a European level, mobilising the critical mass of resources necessary for enabling the collaborative approach that supports the consolidation of BMI as a crucial scientific discipline for future healthcare.

The specific objectives of INFOBIOMED are:
1) To enable systematic progress in clinical and genetic data interoperability and integration.
2) To advance the exchange and interfacing of methods, tools and technologies used in both Ml and Bl.
3) To enable pilot applications in particular fields that demonstrate the benefits of a synergetic approach in BMI.
4) To create a European BMI community that extends beyond the proposed core network to serve as an open forum for dialogue between the actors involved.
5) To widely spread the knowledge acquired and developed in the framework of the network to the scientific community, healthcare professionals, citizens, industry, authorities and other stakeholders.
6) To enable a robust framework for education in BMI, as well as training and mobility of involved researchers that allows for the creation of a solid European BMI research capacity.
7) To create a long-lasting, self-sustainable structure in the European BMI field.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO IMIM
Address
Passeig Maritim 25-29
08003 Barcelona
Spain

Participants (16)

ASTRAZENECA AB
Sweden
Address

151 85 Soedertaelje
CUSTODIX NV
Belgium
Address
Verlorenbroodstraat 120 Bus 14
9820 Merelbeke
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Dr. Molewaterplein 40/50
3015 GE Rotterdam
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
17671 Iraklio, Crete
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Duesseldorf
INFORMA S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Dei Magazzini Generali 31
00154 Roma
INSTITUT MUNICIPAL D'ASSISTENCIA SANITARIA
Spain
Address
Paseo Maritimo 25-29
08003 Barcelona
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
Address
Calle Sinesio Delgado 4-6
28029 Madrid
REGION HOVEDSTADEN
Denmark
Address
Kongens Vaenge 2
Hillerod
REGION SYDDANMARK
Denmark
Address
Damhaven 12
7100 Vejle
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Address
Campo Universitario De Santiago
3800 Aveiro
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
1012 WX Amsterdam
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS, WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam