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Dutch Molecular Medicine Center Launches $21M Translational IT Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine in Eindhoven, The Netherlands said today that it has launched a new €16 million ($21.2 million) initiative to develop information technology infrastructure to support the center's research projects.

The Translational Research IT (TraIT) project will develop a lasting IT infrastructure that will facilitate the collection, storage, analysis, archiving, sharing, and securing of the data generated in the CTMM.

TraIT is a joint initiative between the CTMM and several partners including the Dutch Cancer Society; the Dutch Heart Foundation; the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers; the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre; the String of Pearls Initiative; and the Netherlands eScience Center.

"With several CTMM projects rapidly approaching the point where large-scale clinical studies need to be performed, the TraIT project will facilitate the necessary standardization and sharing of data across the different medical centers, research institutions and industrial partners involved," CTMM Chief Scientific Officer Peter Luijten said in a statement.