Back-UP visits Zaragoza for a technical meeting

15 May 2018

Partner MAZ hosted a meeting around project use cases

Work Packages leaders of Back-UP project have met at MAZ hospital in Zaragoza on May 9th and 10th to discuss about project use cases that have been explored during the first three months of the project: “clinical case”, “return to work” and “self-management”.

Back-UP is an ambitious project funded by European Commission with thirteen European partners and over 5,1M € budget. The aim of the project is to create a prognostic model to support more effective and efficient management of Neck and Low Back Pain (NLBP), based on the digital representation of multidimensional clinical information, and in-silico assessments of possible interventions.

This implies a large amount of data exchanges, so another topic of the meeting was data management and new issues related to data protection.

“We are ready to comply the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply from May 25th 2018” affirms project director Helios de Rosario from IBV.

Significant and wide-reaching in scope, the new law brings a 21st century approach to data protection. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal data is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.

Back-UP data will be managed through a common platform, whose details have also been commented during the meeting.

“The collaboration within partners will be a key factor for suitable results,” continues Helios.

The following ones have met in Zaragoza: IBV (Project Coordinator, Spain), MAZ (Meeting hosting, Spain), NTNU (Norway), GMV Soluciones Globales Internet (Spain), CIOP-POB (Poland) and the University Of Sheffield (UK).
The University of Keele (UK), Roessingh Research And Development (Nederland) and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) joined by video conference.

Besides the above-mentioned partners, in the project we find: Università degli Studi di Parma and Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy); EMPIRICA (Germany) y GENOS (Croatia).

Next stop will be Trondheim, Norway, where all the consortium will meet for the 6th month Consortium Meeting, in June 5th and 6th.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777090.

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