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EUCAN Newsletter

March 23, 2022

EUCAN Dissemination and Communication Group Newsletter

Welcome to the fourth edition of the EUCAN Dissemination and Communication Group's newsletter. The group consists of representatives from the six projects that were funded under the Horizon 2020 call SC1-BHC-05-2018 (CINECA, EUCANCan, EUCAN-Connect, euCanSHare, iReceptor Plus, ReCoDID).

In this edition, you will find a series of interviews with members of the EUCAN consortia, a list of recent articles published on the projects' websites as well as recent publications, and news on relevant upcoming events. 

We hope you enjoy the read!

Best wishes,
The EUCAN Dissemination and Communication Group

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Table of Contents

Interviews with key members of the EUCAN consortia

euCanSHare: Artificial Intelligence in healthcare

Karim Lekadir, the euCanSHare project coordinator, has been interviewed on the study for the European Parliament’s Panel on the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) entitled “Artificial Intelligence in healthcare: Applications, risks, ethical and societal impacts”. Read more »

euCanSHare: Interview with Eline Vinke

After introducing herself, Eline Vinke describes her work within the euCanSHare project, explains the main challenges imaging platforms face and shares her opinion on the new frontiers of imaging research and discloses her future plans. Read more »


EUCANCan: Interview with Mikel Recuero Linares

The EUCANCan communications team caught up with Mikel Recuero Linares, a PhD student and Researcher at the Chair in Law and the Human Genome R.G. at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), to get his perspective on challenges and opportunities associated with being an early-career researcher in an international project such as EUCANCan. Read more »

EUCANCan: Interview with Anna Pedrola Gómez and Cristina Viaplana

Cristina Viaplana and Anna Pedrola Gómez are both part of the Oncology Data Science Group (ODysSey) at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Barcelona, Spain, led by Dr Rodrigo Dienstmann. In this interview, they share insights into their work with the Onco Trials Track platform, a public online platform that supports healthcare providers in finding the most suitable clinical trial for cancer patients. Read more »

Project news

A recap of the EUCAN ELSI Webinar on International Data Sharing

On October 29, 2021, the EUCAN ELSI Collaboratory hosted the webinar “International Data Sharing: Fostering Engagement, Transparency and Accountability”, supported by the EUCAN Dissemination and Communication Group. The webinar focused on how fostering stakeholder engagement can improve transparency and accountability in international sharing of health data. Watch the recording »

EUCANCan enters the final project year: Taking stock and looking forward

EUCANCan entered its final phase of designing and testing different technical and sociological solutions to challenges related with the sharing of genomic and clinical data across different institutions in the context of modern oncology. As part of this effort, the consortium aims at building a pilot-platform that enables transfers of cancer genomic data between the project nodes in Europe and Canada. In this article, the team describes the progress to date and the plans for the upcoming months. Read more » 

CINECA report describes the ELIXIR Passport Broker

In the “Passport is the glue between the researcher, data and computing” blog post, GA4GH Passports has been introduced as an enabler of “the bring compute to data” paradigm. CINECA project also contributed to GA4GH Passport standard for Digital identity and access permissions publication in Cell Genomics in autumn 2021. Read more »

ReCoDID: new project website

ReCoDID has given itself a facelift by deciding to redesign the official website! A site that has been designed for you, with the aim of making it easier to use. Thanks to the highlighting of ReCoDID's features and news, you will be able to follow the information you need to understand infectious diseases as well as the follow-up of our projects. Visit the new ReCoDID website »

euCanSHare consortium meeting in December 2021

The euCanSHare project has entered its last year! The consortium met virtually on 13-14 December 2021 to share the latest achievements and plan the upcoming activities. Huge progress has been made on the platform with regards to data sharing, our data catalogue, data access protocols and use cases. Read more »

Recent scientific publications

  • Bovenberg, J., Peloquin, D., Bierer, B. et al. Raising standards for global data-sharing—Response. American Association for the Advancement of Science. Vol 371, Issue 6525: 134-135. 8 January, 2021. Read more »
  • Rivas-Delgado, A., Nadeu, F., Enjuanes, A. et al. Mutational Landscape and Tumor Burden Assessed by Cell-free DNA in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in a Population-Based Study. Clin Cancer Res (2021) 27 (2): 513–521. Read more »
  • Abdulkareem, M., Brahier, M.S., Zou, F. et al. Generalizable Framework for Atrial Volume Estimation for Cardiac CT Images Using Deep Learning With Quality Control Assessment. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 28 January 2022. Read more »
  • Omer, A., Peres, A., Rodriguez, O.L. et al. T cell receptor beta germline variability is revealed by inference from repertoire data. Genome Med 14, 2 (2022). Read more »
  • Raisi-Estabragh. Z., Jaggi. A., Gkontra. P., Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Radiomics Reveal Differential Impact of Sex, Age, and Vascular Risk Factors on Cardiac Structure and Myocardial Tissue. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 22 December 2021. Read more »
  • Raisi-Estabragh, Z., McCracken, C., Condurache, D. Left atrial structure and function are associated with cardiovascular outcomes independent of left ventricular measures: a UK Biobank CMR study. European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging, jeab266., 15 December 2021. Read more »
  • Devriendt T, Ammann C, W. Asselbergs F et alAn agenda-setting paper on data sharing platforms: euCanSHare workshop [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. Open Res Europe 2021, 1:80. 23 November 2021. Read more »
  • Izquierdo, C., Casas, G., Martin-Isla, C. Radiomics-Based Classification in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 29 October 2021. Read more »
  • Rauseo, E., Izquierdo Morcillo, C., Raisi-Estabragh, Z. New Imaging Signatures in Ischaemic Heart Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease Using CMR Radiomics. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., 23 September 2021 Read more »

Upcoming events

iR+ Seminar Series: Theory and Applications of Immune Repertoires

Seminar Series | March 24, April 28, May 26
The iReceptor Plus Seminar Series highlights the Theory and Applications of immune repertoires. In the seminar series we will invite one senior and one early career scientist each month to present their most exciting and impactful research in this area. Register here »

Bringing it all together: human cohort standards, tools and applications

Webinar | March 31, 2022 
webinar provides a high-level introduction to some current standards for data representation and access, and tools leveraging them. Finally, we explore how modular assembly of tools and standards enables deployment of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) data and showcase applications that “bring it all together”. Register here »

Funding Acknowledgment


CINECA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825775.
CINECA has received funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research under CIHR grant number #404896


EUCAN Connect

EUCAN Connect has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824989. 



EUCANCan has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825835. EUCANCan also gratefully acknowledges funding from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) under grant number CDF-160202


euCanSHare has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825903
All Canadian project partners in the euCanShare consortium have been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé


iReceptor plus 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825821 and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). 



The ReCoDID project has received funding from European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No.825746and is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG) under Grant Agreement N° 01886-000.

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