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International Cooperative Action on Grid Computing and Biomedical Informatics between the European Union, Latin America, the Western Balkans and North Africa

Objective

Topic: ACTION-Grid is a Specific International Cooperation Project on healthcare information systems based on Grid capabilities and Biomedical Informatics (BMI) between Latin America, the Western Balkans and the European Union (EU).
Background: Members of the consortium have published pioneering scientific papers in Grid and BMI. They participated in the BIOINFOMED and SYMBIOMATICS studies that contributed decisively to the last two FPs of the EC.
Main objective: ACTION-Grid will act as a multiplier of previous outcomes in Grid and BMI. ACTION-Grid will disseminate these outcomes in Latin America, the Western Balkans and North Africa.
Subobjectives:
(1) To survey Grid-based and BMI initiatives in Europe, Latin America, the Western Balkans and North Africa. These results will be combined with data from an inventory of Grid/Nano/BMI methods and services--, developed by the consortium.
(2) Based on previous EC-based projects, ACTION-Grid will foster training and mobility in Grid and BMI.
(3) To develop a White Paper, in collaboration with a panel of recognized experts. This document will be delivered to the EC to establish a future agenda covering the Grid/Nano/Bio/Medical Informatics areas and develop new plans in Latin America, the Western Balkans and North Africa.
(4) To disseminate ACTION-Grid, by means of: (a) An international symposium on Grid and BMI. This conference will be carried out in Europe, with two satellite conferences (b) Scientific publications, (c) Dissemination strategies, such as a Website, Newsletters, Press releases, etc.
Expected impact: To expand previous initiatives to create a common health information infrastructure in Europe, and extending it to other regions. It will enhance cooperation between research centres, universities, hospitals, SMEs, public entities, and others. ACTION-Grid will expand the impact of EC achievements in Grid and BMI to researchers, educators, and health practitioners world-wide.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Address

Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 349 890

Administrative Contact

Victor Maojo (Prof.)

Participants (6)

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SOCIEDAD ITALIANA DE BENEFICENCIA EN BUENOS AIRES

Argentina

EU Contribution

€ 90 654

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Chile

EU Contribution

€ 119 833

INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 219 350

HEALTHGRID

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 455

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 118 770

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU MEDICINSKI FAKULTET

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 40 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 224176

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 118 402

  • EU contribution

    € 999 077

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain