Biomedical research

Biomedical research

A number of biomedical research centres are located in the 4 Regions of Convergence, including medical research and healthcare (IRCCS), livestock health research institutes (IZS), multidisciplinary research centres and biobanks.

The usage of ICT by this community was, up to a few years ago, very limited; however, it is now growing dramatically due to the diffusion of the “Big Data” paradigm in this context, but also to the availability of more accessible and user-friendly e-Infrastructures and services.

Nowadays the biomedical community needs to collect, process, archive and most importantly share data with global research teams, and needs that strict privacy and confidentiality policies are enforced at each of these steps to protect the patients’ data.

Key requirements for this community include:

accessible, easy-to-use e-infrastructures and services