The aim of the Medical Informatics Platform is to provide researchers the ability to access and analyse large amounts of anonymised clinical data from hospital, research, and pharmaceutical clinical trial databases through an innovative data management system that we are building.
The system integrates heterogeneous data formats seamlessly and federates data sources into a harmonized virtual database with a customized interface for navigation and data mining. The patterns discovered in the data ("biological signatures" which uniquely identify diseases) will generate new hypotheses about brain diseases for investigation and will lead to their novel classification, the latter based on biological, physiological and anatomical features in addition to the classical patterns of phenomenology expressed in symptoms, signs and syndromes.
The data will also be available to answer public health and medical epidemiological questions proposed by the community of medical scientists and planners. In the long run our vision is that unlocking the wealth of information locked up in medical and research databases will provide a credible and rapid path to precision (or personalized) medical care.
For more information on and access to the platform go to https://mip.humanbrainproject.eu