Other projects, contract research

Apart from standard grant projects, the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University (IBA FM MU) participates in many other activities. These involve mainly contract research projects, outputs for collaborating partners and outputs by the web design team (especially interactive online visualisations and applications).

SVOD – Cancer epidemiology in the Czech Republic

SVOD – Cancer epidemiology in the Czech Republic

Contracting authority, collaboration: Czech Society for Oncology

This research project, which has been approved and guaranteed by the Board of the Czech Oncology Society (COS), has led to the development of a comprehensive information portal dedicated to cancer epidemiology in the Czech Republic. Its primary objective is to provide access to these valuable data to a wide spectrum of users from the Czech Republic and from abroad.

TAČR Starfos

TAČR Starfos

Contracting authority: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

TA ČR STARFOS is a full-text search engine, searching over projects in the field of research, experimental development and innovations that have been supported by public funds of the Czech Republic. This web application offers to its users a powerful full-text search in both Czech and English languages coupled with an advanced system of analytical filters. Detailed information about participants, funding and achieved results is available for each project.

TAČR Inkaviz

TAČR Inkaviz

Contracting authority: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Web application based on data obtained from the INKA project and a subsequent survey of innovation capacity is part of collaboration between the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and regional authorities, which perform mapping in their respective regions. Various quantitative and qualitative primary data from the business sector were obtained as a result. Users of the application can view the available survey results in the form of graphical outputs; a list of frequently asked questions has also been provided.

GMP Data Warehouse

GMP Data Warehouse

Contracting authority: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) | Collaboration: RECETOX

The GMP Data Warehouse information system was developed as a support tool for the evaluation of effectiveness of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. The information system includes three main parts: (1) information portal, (2) database for data collection, administration, and approval, (3) data visualization. The GMP Data Warehouse information system was created in collaboration with the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX).

NOP On-line

NOP On-line

Contracting authority, collaboration: Czech Society for Oncology

The NOP On-line portal (www.onconet.cz) is an information website which provides detailed information on cancer care in the Czech Republic as well as information on current nationwide projects of cancer prevention and cancer research.

COVID‑19: Overview of current situation in the Czech Republic

COVID‑19: Overview of current situation in the Czech Republic

Contracting authority: Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic | Collaboration: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic

The joint workplace of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic and the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University has developed a platform for presenting current information on important (mainly infectious) diseases; this platform was commissioned by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Based on data from the Information System of Infectious Diseases, this platform made it possible to provide and to visualise data on the latest development of the COVID-19 epidemic. These data were appreciated not only by the general public, but also by expert teams at both regional and national levels.

SIMUportfolio

SIMUportfolio

Contracting authority: Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University

The SIMUportfolio integrative platform is a modern online system which helps students, teachers and representatives of the faculty management understand the structure and contents of the medical curriculum. As a result, this should lead to improvements in students’ knowledge and skills for their future medical practice. The tools has been developed as part of the SIMU+ project and has become the software support for the Medical Simulation Centre at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University. SIMUportfolio consists of dedicated modules for the administration of teaching as a whole and individual teaching activities, definition of study materials, organisation of clinical examination of students and organisation of the warehouse management.

EMPIRE (European MultiPartner IPF REgistry)

EMPIRE (European MultiPartner IPF REgistry)

Contracting authority, collaboration: Czech Pneumological and Phthisiological Society

EMPIRE is an international registry of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Its objectives include the evaluation of epidemiology of this disease in Central and Eastern Europe, determination of basic patients’ characteristics, as well as monitoring of results of modern therapeutic approaches. IBA FM MU coordinates the project and provides the technological background for data collection from 50 centres located in 11 European countries, analytical outputs and data for research papers.

Czech Childhood Cancer Information System

Czech Childhood Cancer Information System

Collaboration: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic

This portal, mainly intended for healthcare professionals, provides interactive visualisation of data on childhood cancers. Based on available data sources, the portal aims to improve the healthcare professionals’ awareness of childhood cancers and to promote their education in this area. The target groups involve paediatricians, non-specialised paediatric departments of health care facilities and professionals in both basic and applied research, as well as civic associations of patients and their family members.

ICD-10 classification browser

ICD-10 classification browser

Contracting authority: National Centre for Medical Nomenclature and Classification

The web browser of the International Classification of Diseases Version 10 (ICD-10) contains a hierarchical classification tree. It describes groups into which specific cases of conditions/diagnoses should be classified, which facilitates their sorting and counting for statistical purposes. An integrated coding tool serves for quick targeting of classification items, based on full-text search and various possibilities of results sorting.

Data basis and background information for the assessment of volume and quality of care in municipal hospitals

Data basis and background information for the assessment of volume and quality of care in municipal hospitals

Contracting authority: Brno City Municipality

The primary objective of the project was to develop a data basis for the assessment of care provided in the Trauma Hospital of Brno and in the Brothers of Mercy Hospital. Long-term sustainability and easy updatability of this system were among the requirements. Mapping of hospital admissions, indications for hospitalisation as well as sources of epidemiological burden and treatment burden was designed in the above-mentioned hospitals in a way that would make it possible to carry out these processes internally, i.e. by processing secured data from the hospital information systems. The secondary objective of the project was to develop an information platform which would make it possible to perform comparative assessment (benchmarking) of municipal hospitals in Brno, both on the map of hospitalisation care in Brno and in the South Moravian Region in general.