Selected Projects

N4U

NeuGRID for you: expansion of NeuGRID services and outreach to new user communities.

NeuGRID is a web portal aimed to (i) help neuroscientists do high-throughput imaging research, and (ii) provide clinical neurologists automated diagnostic imaging markers of neurodegenerative diseases for individual patient diagnosis. neuGRID's user-friendly environment is customised to a range of users from students to senior neuroscientists working in the fields of Alzheimer's disease, psychiatric diseases, and white matter diseases. neuGRID aims to become the "Google for brain imaging".

Objective of N4U is to provide neuroscientists and clinicians in Europe and worldwide with the innovative online neuGRID functional environment, where they can securely upload, use, share brain feature extraction algorithms paired with access to computational power, large image datasets and specialized support & training.

Final results show that using its distributed services and grid/cloud computational resources, analyses with neuGRID are incomparably faster than traditional-style lab-based analyses. The combination of medical imaging with Distributed Computing Infrastrutures (DCI) has demonstrated the potential to make a significant impact in the translation of medical research from the lab into clinical practice.

Consortium: 14 partners from 8 countries

Coordinator of the project: Provincia Lombardo-Veneta, Ordine Ospedaliero di San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, IRCCS  –  Italy

Funding programme: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

Project start: 1 July 2011

End date for the project: 30 April 2015

For more information go to the website www.neugrid4you.eu