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Central Repository for Digital Pathology

Objective

BIGPICTURE, a pathology-led consortium, has the vision to become the catalyst in digital transformation in Pathology. Our mission is to create the first European GDPR compliant platform, in which both quality-controlled Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) data and advanced Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms will exist. The BIGPICTURE platform will be built on existing assets of ELIXIR EU data infrastructure, including the federated European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) technology for managing the exchange of confidential information between contributors and users. The consortium will use Cytomine, an established open-source, cross-platform framework to develop unique tools for access to WSI, including annotations and visualisation of algorithm results, while we will develop new and generic models to facilitate AI development and mining of WSI data. By engaging and building consensus with all the relevant stakeholders, we will contribute to the development of a regulatory framework for digital slides and AI-based methods. Finally, BIGPICTURE envisions sustainability of its platform through a community- based model which relies on reciprocity, value creation and inclusiveness.
To achieve our vision, we have brought together Europe’s leaders in the field of computational pathology who have access to national and European high-performance computing infrastructures as well as Europe’s fully digitalised pathology departments. Additionally, the consortium has currently access to approximately 4.5 million clinical WSI covering a wider range of indications through 17 partners and 23 third parties from the largest European and international pathology and trial groups. Our consortium is further strengthened by the presence of the European Society of Pathology, Digital Pathology Association, FDA and 9 SMEs as partners, while we are further supported by professional societies, and patient advocates.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/pathology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-IMI2-2019-18-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IMI2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 8 564 398,75

Participants (44)

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 200 000
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 950 150
Address
St James's University Hospital, Beckett Street
LS9 7TF Leeds
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 600 000
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 3 966 875
Address
Keilaranta 14
02101 Espoo
Activity type
Other
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 2 625 000
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 240 006,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA PER L EMERGENZA CANNIZZARO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 875
Address
Via Messina 829
95126 Catania
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 982,50
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 000
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAT GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 232 000
Address
Auenbruggerplatz 2
8036 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 378 125
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 625 375
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING HET NEDERLANDS KANKER INSTITUUT-ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK ZIEKENHUIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIOBANKS AND BIOMOLECULAR RESOURCES RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (BBMRI-ERIC)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 2/B/6
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIN DEUTSCHES INSTITUT FUER NORMUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 98 412,50
Address
Burggrafenstrasse 6
10787 Berlin
Activity type
Other
OSTERGOTLANDS LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 600 000
Address
Larsgatan 49B
581 91 Linkoping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 600 000
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION THROUGH HEALTH DATA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Oude Mechelsestraat 165
1853 Strombeek-bever
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN JA UUDENMAAN SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMÄ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 900 000
Address
Stenbackinkatu 9
00029 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 600 000
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF PATHOLOGY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Rue Bara 6
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
DIGITAL PATHOLOGY ASSOCIATION INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 12 000
Address
370 Medical Drive Suite A
46032 Carmel
Activity type
Other
GBG FORSCHUNGS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Martin Behaim Strasse 12
63263 Neu-isenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TTOPSTART BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Euclideslaan 1
3584 BL Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SECTRA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
Teknikringen 20
58330 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYTOMINE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 518 750
Address
Rue Du Bois Saint-jean 15 Boite 1
4102 Seraing
Activity type
Other
STICHTING LYGATURE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 724 000
Address
Jaarbeursplein 6
3521 AL Utrecht
Activity type
Other
OWKIN FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
12 Rue Martel
75010 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DECIPHEX LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 2 450 000
Address
7 Garrai Na Gcrann
Mornington Meath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHIT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Mercatorlaan 1200
3528 BL Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TIME.LEX
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Joseph Stevensstraat 7
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Lichtstrasse 35
4056 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Turnhoutseweg 30
2340 Beerse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONALGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Binger Strasse
55218 Ingelheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVO NORDISK A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Novo Alle 1
2880 Bagsvaerd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PFIZER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ramsgate Road
CT13 9NJ Sandwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Grenzacherstrasse 124
4070 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SANOFI-AVENTIS RECHERCHE & DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Pierre Brossolette 1
91380 Chilly Mazarin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES INTERNATIONALES SERVIER IRIS
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Carnot 50
92284 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UCB BIOPHARMA SRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Allee De La Recherche 60
1070 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)