Fondazione Centro San Raffaele

  • Description:

    Fondazione Centro San Raffaele (FCSR – Milano, Italy) is a non-profit entity whose mission is the enhancement of basic, translational and clinical research in the fields of biomedical sciences and health management. FCSR has developed, over the years, a productive cooperation with IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital (OSR), a private Institution recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health as a Research Hospital (IRCCS). OSR comprises both clinical and research activities in order to advance the knowledge about human diseases and novel therapies. It counts on 12 Clinical Departments, 6 Research Divisions and 2 Research Centers. The cooperation between the Foundation and OSR has the aim of translating research results into medical practice.

    FCSR includes among its significant assets a specific Unit oriented to Information Technology applications in health domain. e-Services for Life and Health is a research unit whose mission is twofold: (i) on one side to delivery specific services to the hospital infrastructure on the basis of person identification systems, clinical processes re-engineering methodologies and risks analysis procedures; (ii) on the other to design, develop and demonstrate the ethical, scientific, economic and technological feasibility of innovative personalized services aiming at promoting well-being and informed choices in daily life. FCSR and the e-Services for Life and Health unit have been actively involved both in coordination and participation to European projects, in the 5th Framework Programme (with the project DRIVE), in the 6th Framework Programme (with the projects PIPS, PRIME and ANGEL), and in the 7th Framework Programme (projects MASTER, ALIZ-E, TCLOUDS, ELLIOT, SAFROS, ISUR).

  • Role in the project:

    FCSR is the leader of WP2 - Requirements Analysis & Prototypes Evaluation and is in charge of the execution of one of the pilots of the project. FCSR’s Pilot is related to the exploration of genetic electronic data in cloud environment. WP2 is central in time and importance to the WITDOM project as a whole as it conducts the initial requirements and functional analyses activities, it then performs intermediate evaluations from architectural and implementation results and finally performs the evaluation of WITDOM results in the context of the chosen scenarios for the respective prototypes. In the context of the WITDOM project, FCSR will exploit its capabilities in the fields of requirements engineering, validation and process engineering in order to provide a valid support through the entire duration of the research: starting from the users and stakeholders requirements’ analysis to the final validation of the project’s findings. San Raffaele Hospital (OSR) is internationally renowned for its excellence in genetics research and the knowledge and experience gained in this context will be a cardinal part of the project’s researches, not only in terms of requirements, but also as ethical studies and privacy and security concerns related to genetic data processing.

  • Contact point:
    Alberto Sanna. Director of e-Services for Life and Health unit,
    • Address: via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy