SHARE – Supporting and structuring Healthgrid Activities and Research in Europe: developing a roadmap

Programme: Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) – Information Society Technologies
Project Status: COMPLETED

 

What aims and scope

To develop a roadmap for the developments (technological and otherwise) necessary for a successful take-up of health grids in the next ten years.

How it became possible 

The Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (France) led the SHARE project and its participating seven partners. 

The SHARE project enabled interdisciplinary research at the crossroads of medical informatics, bioinformatics and system biology to leverage medical data and IT resources.  With this, the project could help identify the critical milestones to achieve the wide deployment and adoption of health grids in Europe and conceive a strategy to address the issues identified in the action plan for a European e-Health area described in the communication COM(2004) 356.

Where EHMA delivered

EHMA led work related to the legal, ethical and socio-economic aspects of these emerging technologies. These outputs would then feed into developing the roadmap via iterations.

Furthermore, we participated in disseminating the results, including a workshop on the SHARE project at the annual conference held in Lyon in 2007.

 

Funding
This Specific Support Action received funding from FP6-IST – Information Society Technologies: thematic priority under the specific programme “Integrating and strengthening the European research area” (2002-2006). This page and the publications contained herein only reflect the author’s views. The European Union is not liable for any use that might be made of the information contained in this page and publications.

WHY YOU WILL BENEFIT

SHARE created a roadmap for the developments necessary for countries to take up health grids over ten years. These grids would refer to a type of super-computing that enabled computers to use the computing capacity, data and knowledge of other computers at a distance.

The project contributions would also promote other related items, such as cross-border data interoperability, cross-border infrastructures and the best exploitation of resources (both technical and medical).

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