A Core Network of Hospitals

The HBP Medical Informatics Platform is collaborating with five hospitals to develop the platform and tools. 

Understanding the needs of Hospitals on an every-day life basis is critical as they are the users and contributors of the platform.

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV: «Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois ») is one of the five university hospitals in Switzerland. The CHUV is renowned for its academic achievements in health care, research, and teaching.

The CHUV counts about 9’300 collaborators from 114 different nationalities. More than 45’000 patients/year are hospitalized and more than 2’800 daily patients are welcomed for management in an outpatient setting.

The CHUV provides a wide range of health services across a broad range of specialties. Cardio-vascular issues together with oncology, neuroscience, bioengineering and immunology have been identified among a number of priority areas in which the CHUV is actively acting to promote health, teaching and research.

The CHUV Department of Clinical Neuroscience is responsible for the setting up of the Medical Informatics Platform, under the leadership of Dr. Ferath Kherif.

CHUV Website


Universitätsklinikum Freiburg (Germany)

With roughly 10,000 employees, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg is among the largest university medical centers in Germany, with around 1,200 doctors and over 2,900 nurses providing care to over 64,000 inpatients and around 580,000 outpatients per year. The departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery will contribute their data to the MIP.

Freiburg University Hospital Website


Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU; France) 

CHRU Lille looks after over 94,000 inpatients per year within the largest research and medicine complex in Europe. It plays an active role in research on brain diseases. 

CHRU Lille website


Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda (Italy) 

Ospedale Niguarda is a public reference Hospital for Milan and the rest of Italy. Its core identity is the integration of care competences and technology, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. In the neuroscience field, it coordinates specialist competence and the most up-to-date technologies to guarantee a diagnostic and therapeutic excellence path for therapy of nervous system pathologies.

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Israel)

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most progressive full-service healthcare treatment and research institutions in Israel, and leads the country in the number of research projects conducted.

Tel-Aviv Sourasky Hospital Website


Medical University – Plovdiv (MUP) - Bulgaria

A Bulgarian accredited higher education and research institution, established in 1945. MUP manages the first and only research functional neuroimaging structure in the entire region: the Research Complex for Translational Neuroscience. Its infrastructure for translational neuroscience was built as a result of a successfully implemented project in 2015 with financial support from Operational Program „Developing the Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy“ 2007-2013  of the Ministry of Economy, co-funded by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Since then a team of researchers from the fields of psychiatry, neuropsychology, adult and child neurology, neurosurgery and radiology has been trained in the development of paradigms and use of the operational software for fMRI and has established important collaboration with two of the leaders in this project – University of Bergen and University of Basel.

Plovdiv MU external website