Partners

The consortium of WARIFA is composed of 12 partners from 6 European countries.

COORDINATOR

The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research (NSE), Project Coordinator.

The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research (NSE) is legally a part of the University Hospital of North Norway HF and will be the responsible party for the project.

NSE is Norway’s largest e-health research centre, and one of the world’s largest, where many of the researchers have produces knowledge in the field for more than 25 years. The Ministry of Health and Care Services in Norway has stated that NSE should acquire and manage an overview of relevant experience and knowledge regarding e-health and m-health, and collect, produce and disseminate knowledge required by the national authorities to develop and implement a knowledge-based policy on e-health. NSE shall such support the overall objectives of the national e-health strategy so that:
  • Healthcare professionals should have easy and safe access to patient and user information
  • Citizens should have access to simple and secure digital services
  • Data shall be available for quality improvement, health monitoring, management and research
Significant research activities take place at the centre, funded through competitive funding from e.g. the Norwegian Research Council and the EU.

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest (UMFCD)

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest (UMFCD) is the largest medical university in Romania. and has a wide network of university hospitals in Bucharest, covering all clinical specialities It Includes preclinical departments equipped for the various aspects of fundamental and translational research in human medicine. It collaborates for melanoma patients care with a wide network of physicians and medical centres nationwide, serving as national reference centre.

The UMFCD Project team unites expertise in Clinical Dermatology, Public Health, Epidemiological research, Diabetes, Internal medicine, Cardiology, Biostatistics, General medicine, and has access to the relevant research infrastructure of the institution. The UMFCD Project team has meaningful scientific collaboration with stakeholders important for the success of the study in Romania - the Romanian Society of Dermatology, The Cancer Registry Vest, the Melanoma Patient organizations, the Romanian National Society of Family Medicine. UMFCD has the capacity to conduct large scale, population-representative studies on patient-related outcomes and characteristics in Romania.

Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

The Arctic University of Norway (UiT) is the third largest in Norway and the northernmost university of the world.

The Health informatics and -technology (HIT) group (former: Medical Informatics & Telemedicine (MI&T) group) was established 1994-95. From the beginning, the group has been responsible for teaching Medical Informatics / Health Informatics courses at the Department of Computer Science. Our research approach is experimental with a focus on health technology (artefacts). The group has a long tradition working with clinicians at the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN), as well as various research groups in Europe and USA.

The Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences: The Department’s network includes researchers with a range of health professional backgrounds and related specialty fields (medicine, statistics, molecular genetics, health economy, psychology, environmental medicine, sociology, philosophy). Their research activity is based on large population studies, biobanks and randomized controlled trials. The Department employs a total of 200 staff, of whom160 are academic staff, responsible for close to 100 ongoing externally funded projects.

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) is a modern institution with a long academic record of accomplishment located in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. In this project, two research institutes are involved: the Research Institute for Applied Microelectronics (IUMA) and the Research Institute for Biomedical and Health Sciences (iUIBS).

IUMA is composed by more than 40 doctors and more than 55 researchers with strong presence in diverse initiatives. IUMA has been working in data processing since 1995, having relevant contributions to this field. IUMA has extensive experience in participation in different European projects and industrial partners. The most recent research project has been the HELICoiD European project, where IUMA was the coordinator and a very active research partner in data processing using artificial intelligence. These and other projects have led to the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment that is employed in the development of new technology products for industries located in USA, Europe and Australia. iUIBS was founded in 2014 and comprises more than 100 researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines, engaged in both clinical and experimental research, the former in close collaboration with the University Hospitals in Gran Canaria. iUIBS is one of the youngest and currently the most prolific of ULPGC’s research institutes. Diabetes, Metabolism and Lifestyle are core branches of knowledge in iUIBS.

University of Oslo (UiO)

Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OCBE) is a joint centre integrating the activities of the Department of Biostatistics, UiO, and the Section of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Oslo University Hospital. OCBE develops statistical methods and their application to the design, analysis and interpretation of biomedical, clinical and epidemiological studies and data.

Research at OCBE covers most of biostatistics, with main research activities in longitudinal and time to event data, measurement uncertainty, evidence synthesis, causal inference, clinical trials, observational studies, statistical genomics and big data.

Munster Technological University (MTU)

Munster Technological University (MTU) – former known as the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) – is a leading third level educational institute in Ireland with over 17,000 students across the Faculties of Science & Engineering and Business & Humanities.

The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology (Grant 13/RC/2106) which function within the MTU is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres programme and combines the worldclass expertise of researchers at five universities (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, Munster Technological University) with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovations. ADAPT’s vision of the future envisages a revolution in the way people can seamlessly interact with digital content, systems and each other; enabling users to achieve unprecedented levels of access and efficiency. ADAPT sees global digital content as ‘live content’, where content technologies are enabled with embedded intelligence to deeply analyse, translate, adapt and multimodal deliver content to users appropriate for their needs, preferences, and use. Providing Personalized Digital Content will be the key enabler for users to globally engage without being overwhelmed. ADAPT research is spearheading the development of next-generation digital technologies that enable seamless tech-mediated interaction and communication. The breadth of ADAPT's research expertise is unique globally and the Centre's structure supports collaborative innovation with industry to unlock the potential of digital content.

CiaoTech Srl, (CIAOTECH)

CiaoTech Srl, (CIAOTECH) the Italian branch of PNO Group, represents Europe’s largest independent public funding and innovation consultancy with 30 years of hands-on expertise with more than 500 funding programmes in most EU countries, annually raising approximately 1 Billion Euro for its clients.

PNO’s “Innovation Management” services deliver high quality support to large sized companies, SMEs, Universities, Research Institutes, Associations and clusters in the full cycle of the innovation process including analysis, definition and innovation processes planning building innovation networks, partnerships and projects and managing projects and driving innovation.PNO has a unique positioning in defining and managing innovation ecosystems, while providing scouting, intelligence and business acceleration services, taking particular care of exploitation and IPR aspects.

NetSun Software (NETSUN)

NetSun Software (NETSUN) is a software company that provide Web, Mobile and Reporting development services for Large enterprises since 2002.

Some of our customers are: Deutche Telekom (Romania and Slovakia), Mars Inc. (global), Provident (Romania), Otto group (Romania), Danone (Romania), Orkla Foods (Romania) and other companies NetSun team will contribute to WARIFA project with competences on:
  • Data processing and feature extraction
  • Context awareness and simulation of big data
  • Usability, personalization and validation of UI
  • System Testing on various aspect from User Interface to Data simulations
Software development.

CNR

The National Research Council of Italy (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. Founded as legal person on 18 November 1923, CNR’S mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources.

In the CNR's research world, the main resource is the available knowledge which means people, with their skills, commitment and ideas. This human capital comprises more than 8.000 employees, of whom more than half are researchers and technologists. Some 4.000 young researchers are engaged in postgraduate studies and research training at CNR within the organization’s top-priority areas of interest. A significant contribution also comes from research associates: researchers, from Universities or private firms, who take part in CNR’s research activities.

Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC)

The Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC) was founded in 1996 with the objective of offering high quality education and academic and scientific excellence. It is the youngest public university in Madrid, and currently more than 46.000 students are enrolled on its undergraduate and graduate programs and more than 1500 lectures.

The university is distributed over its five campuses in Alcorcón, Aranjuez, Fuenlabrada, Madrid and Móstoles. URJC has 5 University Hospitals where Biomedical Engineering and Medicine students carry out internships. It also contributes to integrate multidisciplinary research teams of clinicians and engineering to exploit synergies of combined advance machine learning with personalized medicines. In URJC, the group involved in the project belongs to Signal Theory and Communications Department. It has strong expertise in creating, developing and raising Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics for a wide variety of applications in the health domain. it collaborates and coordinates research and applications on machine learning models with several projects involving Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada, Hospital de Móstoles, Hospital del Sureste and Hospital Universitario Fundación de Alcorcón, in Madrid, Spain.

Sensotrend (Sensotrend)

Sensotrend (Sensotrend) is a SME company focused on making life with type 1 diabetes easier through innovative apps.

Sensotrend’s key expertise for the WARIFA project is in making data available, both from medical devices like glucometers, continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, and injection pens with a memory function, and from wellness apps like nutrition diaries, exercise trackers, and sleep monitors.

Norwegian Melanoma Association (Melanoma Assoc.)

The Norwegian Melanoma Association (Melanoma Assoc.) is an association for people who have or who has had melanoma/skin cancer, their dependents and others related to this situation.

Its primarily aims to support the patient and their close ones through information, guidance and exchange of experience with others in the same situation. It also prioritizes work on preventive measures through sun-related campaigns and dissemination of knowledge. Its aim is to spread knowledge about melanoma / skin cancer, and how this cancer can be prevented. The association prioritizes prevention, treatment and research, as well as aims to contribute to each patients feeling of safety during the course of treatment. It has contact with, and exchanges experiences with, other equivalent international organizations. The Norwegian Melanoma aims to be a political driving force that advocate the needs of people with melanoma.