No. of vaccines administered at Semmelweis University - 22 January 2023
545262 Total vaccines

IMI Big Picture: Central repository for digital pathology


01/02/2021 – 31/01/2027

About the project

The project aims to create a repository of digital copies of around 3 million pathology slides covering a range of disease areas. This repository will then be used to develop artificial intelligence tools that could aid in the analysis of slides. To achieve this goal, the project will first create the infrastructure needed to store, share and process millions of image files. Secondly, it will address legal and ethical issues to ensure patient privacy and data confidentiality. Finally, the project aims to develop to facilitate the use of the database, as well as the processing of images for diagnostic and research purposes, along with sustainability plans on long term.


Consortium leaders:

  • Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

Role of HSMTC: consortium member

Consortium members:  

  • Linköping University, Sweden     
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom       
  • University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands     
  • CSC – Finnish Scientific Information Center (ELIXIR node), Finland       
  • Uppsala University (ELIXIR junction), Sweden     
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschunge V., Germany       
  • Haute Ecole Spécialisé de Suisse Occidentale, Switzerland       
  • Technical University, Eindhoven, Netherlands     
  • Azienda Ospedaliera Per L’Emergenza in Cannizzaro, Italy       
  • University of Warwick, United Kingdom       
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany       
  • Medical University of Graz, Austria       
  • Institut Pasteur, France       
  • Ziekenhuis Netwerk dating in Antwerp, Belgium
  • University of Liege, Belgium       
  • Semmelweis University, Hungary     
  • National Cancer Research Institute, Netherlands       
  • Biobanks and biomolecular resources research infrastructure, Austria       
  • Deutsches Institut für Normung E.V., Germany       
  • Östergötland region, Sweden     
  • Medical University of Vienna, Austria       
  • European Institute for Health Data, Belgium       
  • Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District Consortium, Finland       
  • University of Marburg, Germany       
  • European Society of Pathology, Belgium       
  • Digital Pathology Association, USA     
  • GBG Forschungs Gmbh, Germany     
  • ttopstart, Netherlands       
  • Sectra AB (SME), Sweden       
  • Cytomine SCRLFS (SME), Belgium       
  • Stichting Lygature (SME), Netherlands       
  • Owkin (SME), France       
  • Deciphex (SME) Ireland       
  • MedicalPhit (SME), Netherlands       
  • Timelex (SME), Belgium       
  • SlideScore (SME), Netherlands       
  • S. Food and Drug Administration, USA  
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Belgium     
  • Bayer AG, Germany       
  • Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Germany       
  • Novo Nordisk A / S, Denmark       
  • Pfizer, USA       
  • Gentech – Roche, USA       
  • Sanofi Aventis Recherche et Développement, France       
  • Servier, France       
  • UCB Biopharma SRL, Belgium

HSMTC contact

Name: László Bencze
Phone: +36 20 666 3955 

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