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AIDAVA: New EU Research Project Launches to Automate Curation and Publishing of Personal Health Data Through Artificial Intelligence

05 Oct 2022

The European Heart Network will collaborate with 13 partners over the next four years in the new EU-funded research project, AIDAVA (AI-powered Data Curation & Publishing Virtual Assistant).

Integrated, high-quality personal health data is a critical resource to ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and to enhance the secondary use of this data. To date, however, there is no reliable tool for personal health data to become integrated and reusable across institutions, along the patient pathway at national and EU level. The AIDAVA project seeks to fill this gap.

To reach this ambitious goal, the AIDAVA team will design and develop an AI-powered data curation assistant – called AIDAVA –, develop novel data curation and publishing tools, test and assess the value and acceptance of the AIDAVA prototype for maintaining breast cancer registries and longitudinal health records for CVD patients, and develop a sustainable approach to utilise the AIDAVA across healthcare facilities and systems in three countries. Central to the project is the concept of the FAIR Guiding Principles which requires data to be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. This is highly human resource intensive in the case of personal health data. AIDAVA will focus on automating the I and the R part of the FAIRification process.

EHN’s primary role in AIDAVA is to place cardiovascular patients’ needs at the centre of the development of the tool from design to development and implementation. The aim is to facilitate patient access to and empower patients to manage their own health records. EHN will coordinate all cardiovascular patient engagement activities throughout the course of the four years, including the participation of four patient consultants.

The project formally started on 1 September 2022 and kicked off its activities with a first meeting that took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on 5 October 2022.

To learn more about AIDAVA, check its website at and follow project developments via Twitter at @aidava_project.

For further information within EHN, please contact EHN EU Project and Communication Officer, Isabella Cinà at icina[at]

Project Key Facts
Full Name: AIDAVA – AI-powered Data Curation & Publishing Virtual Assistant
Start Date: 1st September 2022
Duration: 48 months
Budget: 8,642,212 € – of which 7,720,615 € funded by EU
Coordinator: Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Twitter: @aidava_project

Project Partners
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
b!loba, Belgium
European Research and Project Office GmbH, Germany
KU Leuven, Belgium
Sirma AI EAD, Bulgaria
The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data, Belgium
Medizinische Universitaet Graz, Austria
Sihtasutus Pohja-Eesti Regionaalhaigla, Estonia
Gnome Design SRL, Romania
Averbis GmbH, Germany
European Cancer Patient Coalition, Belgium
European Heart Network ASBL, Belgium
MIDATA Cooperative, Switzerland Limited, United Kingdom
EN Funded by the EU POS