Ontology-based data infrastructure for medical research.

The CALUMMA project has expanded in recent years from a generic data acquisition prototype into one of the research and development priorities of the Research Unit Medical Informatics.

CALUMMA is an innovative data management system and actively supports the user from data modeling, through data integration and validation, to processing and evaluation. Without needing IT expertise, one is able to realize the vision of a tailor-made data management system for medical research by means of CALUMMA. With just a few clicks, the researchers build the necessary data structures.

The entire system adapts itself in real time to the structural specifications. Due to this flexibility, changes in requirements are uncomplicated and can be carried out at any time.

Numerous research projects have been implemented with CALUMMA:

  • OBIK LEIVMED is the result of the cooperation with the bachelor degree program Process Management in Healthcare of the Steyr Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. The aim of this research project is a comparative benchmarking which supports and optimizes the planning and disposition of surgical interventions in several hospitals.
  • The ANEURYSM Registry was established in long-term cooperation with the Neuromed Campus of the Kepler Universitätsklinikum Linz. In this process, heterogeneous medical data was gathered, which, in addition to patient registration, also included various patient aneurysm data, as well as information on ongoing treatments and follow-up controls. The collaboration enabled the development of a visualization component integrated in CALUMMA for the simple visualization and evaluation of the data, based on the structured data acquisition as well as the assurance of the anonymity of the stored data.
  • Together with the project partners Johannes Kepler University Linz and the Oncology / Hematology Department of the Kepler Universitätsklinikum Med Campus III, the current research project TourGuide has been working since the end of 2015. The intention of this project is to create an interactive research platform that supports medical researchers in the field of tumor therapy. Similar to a navigation system, the user is guided through the data analysis. The system accelerates the analysis process by proposing suitable methods as well as potentially interesting contexts.

More information at: http://www.calumma.at/.