Workshop: Using big data to understand the human brain and its diseases

October 3, 2017 11:00 am → October 3, 2017 5:00 pm

Big data is about to revolutionise the way we understand the human brain and its diseases. The Medical Informatics Platform (MIP) being developed as a part of the Human Brain Project, is currently one of the most promising ICT platforms to share clinical brain data.

The MIP, was released begin 2016 to enable researchers and clinicians to access and analyse anonymised multi-modal patient data federated across multiple hospitals and research centers. The aim of the platform is to provide more accurate diagnoses and personalized medicine by iterative refinement and reuse of models and analyses to identify biological signatures of diseases and novel classifications of brain disorders.

At present, the MIP integrates data from 5 University hospitals and a major research initiative in Traumatic Brain Injury. However, in the coming years the MIP will federate clinical data from hospitals and centres across Europe.

Get involved
Your hospital is invited to participate in the first phase of implementing the Medical Informatics Platform (MIP). By joining the MIP you will get access to a wealth of data available through the network and to powerful tools to better understand brain diseases and the diverse mechanisms underlying different neurological diseases. In short the MIP aim to provide a platform for:

• Sharing datasets for sharper results
• Building bridge between research and clinicians
• Collaborating with neuroscience communities
• Integrating brain imaging, genetics, behavioural and cognitive data
• Advancing new classification and biological signature of diseases

In order to inform neuroscientists and clinicians in Denmark about the MIP and open a discussion on how Danish hospitals can benefit from the wealth of data, a workshop on how to join the MIP will be held October 3rd 2017 from 11:00 – 17:00 in Copenhagen. The workshop will combine presentations and group work discussions addressing practically issues of joining the MIP including issues related to data protection and informed consent.

Invited participants include healthcare professionals, policy makers, hospital representatives, researchers, national patient organisations, data protection experts and experts in bioethics/informed consent procedures.


To register please write before September 1st, 2017. The workshop will take place at Kosmopol, Fiolstræde 44, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The event is organised by Fonden Teknologirådet (Danish Board of Technology Foundation) which is part of HBP Ethics and Society and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) which is part of the Medical Informatics Platform.

More information about the Medical Informatics Platform and the Human Brain Project is available at the project website:




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