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University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

The UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands, renowned research institution and leading teaching and training center in medical sciences. In particular, research at the UMCG is characterized by a combination of fundamental and patient oriented clinical research. The interaction between these two stimulates the development of new clinical and research opportunities. On one hand, problems that occur in the clinical practice act as a catalyst that sets new fundamental research in motion. On the other hand, fundamental research can facilitate new clinical possibilities.

The UMCG has defined healthy aging as one of its main priorities in all its present and future activities. One of their major research projects related to healthy aging is the ambitious LifeLines project. It started in 2006 with the objective to study the health course of 165,000 inhabitants from the northern part of the Netherlands for a period of 30 years. Diverse sets of information ranging from images, questionnaires, genome and phenotype data should be stored and made available to researchers for further scientific analysis. A major challenge is the development of the necessary scalable infrastructure for data processing, storage and access. UMCG is collaborating with Target partners on developing such flexible data management system. In addition, Target provides UMCG with its testbed infrastructure for storage and processing of data from the LifeLines project. For more information on the LifeLines project, see Target Projects.

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Last modified:02 October 2015 10.56 p.m.