Erasmus University Medical Center (EMC)

erasmusErasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam is the largest of the eight university medical centers in The Netherlands. Medical Informatics is an interdisciplinary research group within the University Medical Center Rotterdam. The group studies new methods for acquiring, representing, processing, and managing data and knowledge in health care and the biomedical sciences.

Prof. Dr Miriam Sturkenboom leads a large research group in the department of Medical Informatics. The group focuses on knowledge discovery in the area of rare diseases, and drug safety/effectiveness, and successfully establishes and utilizes IT infrastructures for European and global collaborations, many of which are funded by the European Commission. She was elected member of EMA’s ENCePP steering committee, is ENCePP work group leader on databases, Science Board member of the Brighton Collaboration and past president of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. She is also president of the VACCINE.GRID foundation. She has more than 270 peer-reviewed publications in the area of drug and vaccine safety.

Contribution to the consortium

In WP 1, the focus will be on appraisal of existing disease concepts, definitions, and outcome prioritization. In WP2, EMC will lead the development of case based outcome identification algorithms. In WP 4, EMC will lead interaction with investigators and the parallel evaluation and implementation projects. As activity leader 2.3 and 4.2 EMC will be involved in the overall scientific coordination as part of WP5.