Big Data

For Better Hearts

BigData@Heart

BigData@Heart

Launched in March 2017, BigData@Heart is a five-year project of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a EU public-private consortium consisting of patient networks, learned societies, SMEs, pharmaceutical companies and academia.

BigData@Heart’s ultimate goal is to develop a Big Data-driven translational research platform of unparalleled scale and phenotypic resolution in order to deliver clinically relevant disease phenotypes, scalable insights from real-world evidence and insights driving drug development and personalised medicine through advanced analytics. To accomplish this, BigData@Heart will:

  • Assemble an unparalleled array of big-data sets;
  • Create a responsive and agile research framework to address the objectives;
  • Create systems to leverage existing state-of-the-art solutions from different sources to enable combination for high-power identification, harmonisation, access and analysis of distributed data;
  • Develop and expand on this distributed data for further analysis;
  • Create novel frameworks for disease definitions based on up-to-date scientific evidence;
  • Leverage unique database access and big data science expertise to validate (and tweak) the novel frameworks through a number of pilot studies with high and immediate social relevance;
  • Involve all relevant stakeholders (including policy makers and insurers) to ensure full support for this new framework;
  • Ensure proper, wide dissemination of the framework and project results, to maximise impact and speed at which the results will be broadly implemented in the EU, and so that they may serve as a template or inspiration for the rest of the world;
  • Set new and durable standards for cardiovascular big-data science for the next decades.

News

Job advert: Research Assistant/Associate - Statistician (Genetics or Epidemiology)

Posted on May 02, 2018 12:40
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented ...  

How to Use Cardiovascular Data to Develop an Open Access Informatics Platform? - An interview with Richard Dobson and James Teo

Posted on March 19, 2018 11:25
Richard Dobson, Professor in Medical Informatics a...  

BigData@Heart annual meeting in Berlin, Germany - 12-13 April 2018

Posted on February 26, 2018 15:35
The BigData@Heart annual meeting, the second come ...  

Funding

 

The research leading to these results has received support from the EU/EFPIA Innovative Medicines Initiative [2] Joint Undertaking BigData@Heart grant n° 116074.