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InterConnect - Global data for diabetes and obesity research (pre-EASD)

EURADIA: Alliance for European Diabetes Research

Monday, 12 September 2016 from 14:30 to 17:00 (CEST)

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MONDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 14:30 – 17:00



InterConnect seeks to optimise the use of existing data to enable new research into the causes of diabetes and obesity.
The variation in the risk of diabetes and obesity between different countries and continents around the world is considerably greater than the variation in risk within individual countries. This population level heterogeneity in diet, physical activity and disease outcomes is largely unexplained because physically bringing data together from cohort studies across the work is constrained by governance, ethical and legal challenges.
InterConnect is taking a new approach to enabling cross-cohort analyses. Rather than physically pooling data, it takes the analysis to the data - analytical instructions are sent remotely and the analysis is performed locally so all data stays at source and only results are shared. In this way, it is possible to perform an analysis that is equivalent to a meta-analysis of harmonised individual level data and so the approach is called “federated meta-analysis”. A number of exemplar research projects are now being used to make sure the tools are well aligned with their research use and to begin to establish a collaborative network for such federated meta-analyses.
Come to this meeting to discuss:
  • The scientific application – understand the particular contexts for research where federated meta-analysis is the method of choice
  • The exemplar research projects that are underway – and hear about their findings
  • What cohorts need to do to get set up – and be part of the network for federated meta-analyses
Together we can create the foundation for a sustainable, global network for diabetes and obesity population research.


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InterConnect is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 602068. 

Do you have questions about InterConnect - Global data for diabetes and obesity research (pre-EASD)? Contact EURADIA: Alliance for European Diabetes Research

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ICM Messe München
81823 München

Monday, 12 September 2016 from 14:30 to 17:00 (CEST)

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EURADIA: Alliance for European Diabetes Research


As a unique alliance of NGOs and healthcare companies, EURADIA's mission is to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes both now and in the future, through advocacy of diabetes research in Europe at the highest political and societal levels of influence, by improving coordination of European Diabetes Research and by shaping the allocation of resources for such research through increased awareness.

For queries relating to the event please contact Sarah Hills +44(0) 7903022355


European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)

Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND)

German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD)

International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)

Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCD Europe)

Astra Zeneca

Boehringer Ingelheim

Eli Lilly and Company

Novo Nordisk


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