EDITH Project Launched
The EDITH project (Ecosystem for Digital Twins in Healthcare) is a two-year European Coordination and Support Action (CSA), which aims to foster an ecosystem for digital twins in healthcare. This will be achieved by mapping and analysing the status of the fields considered crucial for the growth, uptake, and use of digital twins in healthcare, such as in silico medicine, managing health-related data, using cloud and high-performance computing for health-related simulations, as well as dealing with ethical and legal regulations. A vision and roadmap for the integrated human digital twin will be developed, based on standardized (meta-)data and models. A federated repository will bring together currently available resources and best practices. Building on available infrastructure, a framework for a simulation platform will be proposed, including a proof-of-concept implementation with pre-selected prototypes. User communities (healthcare professionals, patients, industry, and academia) will be actively involved to ensure their needs are built into the architecture.
The project is coordinated by the VPH Institute in Leuven (Belgium) and involves a wide range of institutions from academia and industry. Forschungszentrum Jülich is participating with two groups. The group of Prof. Katrin Amunts at INM-1 will contribute its experience with brain atlases, and the coupling of these atlases to multi-scale models. The coupling of brain models to other organ models is of high interest as well. JSC will contribute to the simulation platform and federated repository. This includes the provisioning of computational resources (HPC and cloud) for prototyping and evaluation, as well as expertise in HPC, cloud, and building federated systems. For further information, please visit https://www.edith-csa.eu/.
Contact: Dr. Bernd Schuller
from JSC News No. 292, 2 November 2022