The INTEGRATE-LMeC project holds its first face-to-face meeting in Norway!

Published on 15/04/2024
The INTEGRATE-LMeC project holds its first face-to-face meeting in Norway!

The INTEGRATE-LMedC project held its face-to-face kick-off meeting in Trondheim, Norway on the 9th and 10th of April 2024. Led by BBMRI-ERIC, and thanks to the hospitality of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the partners had the opportunity to get to know their future colleagues, clarify project logistics, establish common working terms, and meaningfully plan the first INTEGRATE-LMedC year.

The project’s overarching aim is to enable disruptive research and breakthrough science and innovation through a cutting edge, integrated and sustainable research infrastructure at European level, to manage, integrate and sustain large medical cohort studies. 

Other specific objectives include:

  1. To enable planning and decision making of funding bodies and governments at national and EU level with a research infrastructure (RI) concept and sustainability plan. ​
  2. To ensure stewardship and long-term availability of data and samples related to existing and future large medical cohort studies for their re-use for secondary research.
  3. To strengthen and integrate existing capacities in the field. ​
  4. To develop new services and access opportunities for the research community to better tackle medical challenges. ​

ECRIN’s Director General, Jacques Demotes, joined the meeting and gave a presentation on the workpackage “The current European RI-landscape”. It is tasked to map existing relevant services provided by RIs or other national, European and international initiatives and to compare them through a gap analysis with the needs of medical cohort users. The project just launched its website and social media accounts on LinkedIn and X. Follow INTEGRATE-LMedC to keep up with the project's progress and news! 

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