Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is the emerging discipline that aims to facilitate integration of Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics for the purpose of accelerating discovery and the generation of novel diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Building on the success of the European Commission-funded BIOINFOMED Study, an INFOBIOMED Network of Excellence has been constituted with the main objective of setting a structure for a collaborative approach at a European level. Initially formed by fifteen European organizations, the main objective of the INFOBIOMED network is therefore to enable the reinforcement of European BMI at the forefront of these emergent interdisciplinary fields. The paper describes the structure of the network, the integration approaches regarding databases and four pilot applications.
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