Virtual Institute on Poverty Related Diseases

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4 December 2018 VIPRD Digital Biobank
VIPRD   digital biobank

The Virtual Institute of Poverty-Related Diseases (VIPRD) was built under project EURIPRED  partially financed by the European Commission.  The platform hosts the first in the world comprehensive directory of biobanks that are related to PRD (biobanks that collect: human whole blood, blood products (plasma, serum, RBC, white cells,  protein,  DNA/RNA from patients with HIV, TB, HEP and Malaria).  Currently, the VI biobank also includes in its directory  biobanks with tumor and biopsy materials spanning all types of common and rare pathologies and indications, carcinomas and cancers of all types and subtypes, (lung cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer, bone cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer,  colorectal cancer, colon cancer, Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma, kidney/renal cancer, leukemia, melanoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, urinary cancer etc). Also available are samples from normal and neurodegenerative CNS indications (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, etc.) autoimmune, inflammatory diseases and more.

27 June 2016 University of San Paulo (Brazil) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
USP, as the major institution of higher learning and research in Brazil, is responsible for educating a large part of Brazilian Masters and Ph.D’s. On our site, you can find information about our structure, ways of entrance and services offered to the foreign community.
23 June 2016 Institute of Vaccines and Sera (Russia) has joined the EURIPRED EXTRANET
Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera  is  a leading organization in the field of medical microbiology, virology, immunology and biotechnology.

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The Virtual Institute- a new online European platform to fight poverty related diseases

The EURIPRED consortium is a partnership of 17 leading organisations in the field of  poverty related diseases (PRD)  partially supported by the European Commission has developed  a new online  platform that strenghthens  efficient collaboration  among researchers working in the field of HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis. The platform has the following modalities:    


PRD BioBanks PRD BioBanks
The  virtual BioBank offers the  ability to easily share information on available blood samples  with the objective  to accelerate lifesaving discoveries on PRD. The researcher  may directly access  the virtual BioBank and enjoy the platform's  comprehensive information solutions (such as harmonised  search and retrieval of information of large volumes of data)  that foster  the collaboration and sharing that  are essential to  advance research.

Online training module
onlinetraining400x175.png The virtual institute training functionality is a flexible tool that enables the organization and  structuring of  any  eLearning modules. The user can upload  his/her content or use existing online content across various platforms (youtube, etc.) to build the  online training courses. The monitoring system installed in the training module allows the user to keep records on the most. 

knowlege transfer.jpgThe dissemination  module may contain documents that are made available to raise awareness among researchers, general public as well as the policy makers, industries and other stakeholders to promote the project vision and its achievements. As a living module, the content may be constantly updated reflecting the impact of the project's dissemination activities addressed to raise awareness and acceptance of scientific and public audiences and reaching the broadest possible audience to create an efficient  framework for knowledge transfer between research centers and industries.


networking2.jpgThe platform has a powerful professional networking module with about 30 different functionalities  enabling the user to join or form new networks and significantly strengthen collaboration within the project and with outside world. The  project’s partner  may invite an external user by forming an extranet network with a limited access to the project's activities for the external users. The virtual institute networking platform enables instant communication within and outside the project. The networking platform has two areas: the first one links the project with  external networks and projects and the second is the internal area that reinforces collaboration between the project’s partners via mapped out  activities. The internal networking area is a fully protected from the external threats place that enables the users to execute the project’s  tasks in much more efficient collaborative way.  

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