GenoMed4All – Genomics and Personalised Medicine for all through Artificial Intelligence in Haematological Diseases – is an European project, recently selected and granted by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation program.
GENOMED4ALL supports the pooling of genomic, clinical data and other “-omics” health through a secure and privacy respectful data sharing platform based on the novel Federated Learning scheme, to advance research in personalized medicine in hematological diseases thanks to advanced novel AI models and standardized sharing of cross-border data.
Artificial intelligence relies on creating sophisticated models based on existing data and using the trained models to predict an output when new data is encountered. However, there are cases as in clinical research where data cannot be freely exchanged or uploaded to the same machine where the model is to be created and trained. Federated Learning techniques allow researchers to develop sophisticated models using data that is distributed and never exchanged. In this sense, Federated Learning is designed to respect data privacy and security, while still allowing users to carry out sophisticated modelling.
The project started in January 2021, will span 4 years and mobilize a large consortium of 23 key partners. Cineca contributes with its own reference HPC infrastructures supporting the project and with expertise in the field, in particular CINECA liaises the Consortium to the European Open Science Cloud initiative.