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The VirtualBrainCloud project holds a General Assembly meeting online

Wednesday 20 January 2021

On 20 January, the H2020-funded VirtualBrainCloud project (TVB_Cloud) held its General Assembly meeting online, chaired by Prof. Petra Ritter, who is leading the project. The meeting was attended by over 50 project participants, including representatives from the 17 institutions and organisations that make up the TVB_Cloud consortium. 

The primary objective of TVB_Cloud is to create a decision support system for clinicians, formed around a cloud platform for personalised brain simulations based on high-quality, multidisciplinary clinical data, encompassing brain scans, -omics and blood-based biomarker data. This decision support system will enhance the early diagnosis, prognosis and personalised treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, with an initial focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Petra Ritter kicked off the TVB_Cloud General Assembly (GA) meeting by providing an overview of the key accomplishments since TVB_Cloud started in January 2019. These include the development of ‘Trusted Cloud’ principles, pathways for visualization of brain imaging series, a virtual research environment platform, and a data protection framework for patient data. Providing further detail on these developments, leaders presented updates from the coordination, legal & ethical, technical and clinical data workpackages. To close the meeting, members of the Ethical Advisory Board provided feedback to the consortium, congratulating them on their progress to date. More information on TVB_Cloud can be found on the project website: https://virtualbraincloud-2020.eu/tvb-cloud-main.html

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