INCISIVE seeks support from hospitals to contribute to its hybrid repository of anonymized medical images

Published on 07/02/2024


The INCISIVE project has designed a non-binding letter of intent for entities external to the INCISIVE consortium to become contributors to the INCISIVE Hybrid Repository of anonymized medical images and, consequently, to the pan-European federated infrastructure for cancer images EUCAIM and the European Health Data Space.

The document aims to capture the possible interest of hospitals to participate in the contribution of their images under the INCISIVE Data Sharing Agreement framework fully respecting the GDPR requirements and aligned with the European Health Data Space objectives. The letter is not binding at this stage and deeper negotiations with each potential consortium-external data provider will be carried out in order to conclude to the signing of the data sharing agreement.

The letter acts as a catalyst, propelling the dissemination strategy to reach hospitals and research centers. Leveraging a multi-faceted approach, the project has strategically utilized clustering events, like the one organized in Madrid, “Al and Cancer: Unleashing Opportunities, Overcoming Challenges” to target institutions with a pre-existing interest. In other words, the document serves as a formal expression of intent for potential collaborators, highlighting the project’s objectives and emphasizing the mutual benefits of participation.

If you are working in a hospital department and want to consider sharing your data and images through the INCISIVE project, thus contributing to the European Health Data Space, we invite you to review the Letter of Intent, sign it, and send it to us:


What are the opportunities for hospitals by signing the INCISIVE Letter of Intent?

INCISIVE is one of the five large EU-funded research projects with a common goal to deliver a repository of cancer-related health data that will be integrated into the pan-European Cancer Image infrastructure (EUCAIM project). The data residing in INCISIVE’s repository will be maintained and made available through the EUCAIM project, which is one of the cornerstones of the European Health Data Space ecosystem. Thus, it will be possible for all data contributors to take advantage of significant networking opportunities enabled by the EUCAIM project.

As a hospital data holder willing to share anonymized cancer images and clinical data and make them openly available and maintained for research purposes through the INCISIVE/EUCAIM project as an entry point (starting by signing the respective LoI), you will leverage the opportunity of becoming a member of a wider research environment and operative community to be established and maintained by the EUCAIM project, as part of the European Health Data Space. The related research communities that are currently being established will share common research objectives, e.g. around a specific type of cancer, and will enable continued access to generated results from research activities and facilitate sharing of data and cutting-edge IT tools facilitating GDPR-compliant data reuse. Therefore, as a data holder, you will have the opportunity to become a member of a sustainable collaborative network of researchers while keeping their datasets openly available for research purposes. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to be part of a network that will initiate new projects, aiming to establish long-term collaborations in Healthcare R&D.

Be a part of the INCISIVE project and contribute to a future where AI and big data converge to revolutionize cancer diagnosis. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against cancer. Sign up and let’s shape the future of medical innovation!

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