University College London
Brief description and aims of work
University College London (UCL) was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. That radical tradition remains alive today. Our research strategy commits us to addressing UCL's ‘Grand Challenges’, by working together right across the university in order to tackle the problems that face us today.
UCL is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. One of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities, UCL today is a true academic powerhouse. 21 Nobel prizewinners have come from the UCL community. UCL is the second most-highly cited European university and 14th in the world. It is also the UK university most-cited by health researchers.
The Centre for Computational Science is a research centre at UCL headed by Professor Peter V. Coveney. We are involved in many UK and EU funded projects including the Virtual Physiological Human initiative, in which we are leading the Network of Excellence.The main task for UCL is building a data warehouse as part of WP7, which will store information about patients and clinical trails in a standardised form, for use by computational simulations and data mining tools, to help with medical decision making. We will also be involved in parts of several other work packages which will make use of the data warehouse.