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An EU-Canada joint infrastructure for next-generation multi-Study Heart research

Objective

euCanSHare will develop the first centralised, secure and sustainable platform for enhanced cross-border data sharing and multi-cohort personalised medicine research in cardiology. At its heart, the platform will contain the most comprehensive cardiovascular data catalogue ever assembled, which will facilitate data discoverability and exploitation in full alignment with the FAIR principles. The project will implement the interoperability of currently fragmented yet mature IT solutions developed by the consortium members for generating a comprehensive multi-functionality platform. It will also integrate major cardiovascular data sources from Europe and Canada, including the renowned MORGAM, BiomarCaRE and CAHHM initiatives. euCanSHare’s legal framework will be built through detailed ethical and legal interoperability analysis, while investigating innovative solutions for promoting responsible Open Science based on the emerging blockchain technology.

Initially populated with 35 European and Canadian cohorts (corresponding to about one million records), the platform will provide extensive functionalities, including for data deposition, data harmonisation and quality control, which will support the integration of new cohorts beyond the duration of the project, thus ensuring its scalability. Moreover, sustainability will be targeted by leveraging through our multi-disciplinary partners the most established data infrastructures, namely ELIXIR, EGA, BBMRI and euro-BioImaging in Europe, as well as Maelstrom from Canada. The unique features of the platform will be demonstrated and adjusted through several use cases, including for biomarker validation, knowledge discovery, cardiovascular risk assessment, public health research and industry-driven studies. Furthermore, intensive outreach campaigns and hands-on workshops will be organised to attract a range of stakeholders, data providers and end-users from the academic, public health and industrial sectors.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2018-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 575 747,31

Participants (16)

The Research Institute of the Mc Gill University Health Centre
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Guy Street 2155
H3H 2R9 Montreal
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 553 205
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LYNKEUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 488 000
Address
Livenza 6
00198 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 411 232,50
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 476 740
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL INSTITUTION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF LEARNING MCGILL UNIVERSITY
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
845 Sherbrooke Street West
H3A0G4 Montreal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 255 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 453 750
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 402 625
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOCIETE EUROPEENNE DE CARDIOLOGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 238 843,75
Address
Route Des Colles 2035
06903 Biot Sophia Antipolis
Activity type
Other
BIOBANKS AND BIOMOLECULAR RESOURCES RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (BBMRI-ERIC)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 104 675
Address
Neue Stiftingtalstrasse 2/B/6
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1280 Main St West
L8S 4L8 Hamilton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 602 543,75
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATSMEDIZIN GREIFSWALD KORPERSCHAFT DES OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 347 427,50
Address
Fleischmannstrasse 8
17489 Greifswald
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOSTRUM BIODISCOVERY SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31 Edf Nexus Ii
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 284 252,69
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments