21. December 2021 | Note-Blog

The Final Assembly of the European FAIR4Health project

FAIR4Health is a project funded by the H2020 Science with and for Society (SwafS-04-2018) call for proposals. It is carried out by 16 partners from 10 different countries and lasts 36 months, active from 1 December 2018 until 30 November 2021. FAIR4Health encourages the application of FAIR principles in data derived from publicly funded health research initiatives, so that they can be shared and reused within the European Union (EU) health research community, defining an effective EU-wide strategy for the use of FAIR in Health.

The FAIR4Health Final Assembly was held on 24 November 2021 in Seville, where the researchers of the FAIR4Health consortium, experts from different fields (health research, data managers, medical informatics, software developers, standards and lawyers) met, with the aim of analysing the main outputs and conclusions of the project, including the assessment and the main considerations obtained after the completion of the FAIR4Health clinical demonstrators.

In this clinical demonstration of FAIR4Health, the application of the FAIR principles was carried out (to make data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) to facilitate the reuse and sharing of health data, all from a responsible vision. FAIR4Health partners worked on the clinical validation of the technological solutions in terms of computational mechanisms that allow the analysis of health data distributed throughout Europe.
In this way, health researchers in the European Union have been able to share and reuse their datasets derived from publicly funded research initiatives in a responsible way. FAIR4Helath has been the first proposal to translate this initiative to clinical research in Europe and is expected to have a strong impact on research outcomes and health and social care.