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IntraMEDnet

intramednet

IntraMEDnet - Mediterranean Research and Higher Education Intranet in Medical and Biological Sciences

Duration: 24 months (2006-2008)

Start: 1/10/2006

Project Website: http://www2.cs.ucy.ac.cy/intramednet/index.html

Principal Investigator:Κωνσταντίνος Παττίχης

Main Funding Source:European Commission (IST-FP6, contract number: 027659).

Total Cost: 356,870.3

A Mediterranean Research and Higher Education Intranet in Medical and Biological Sciences. IntraMEDnet project was approved in the framework of t he Archimed 1st call of proposals in April 2006. Participating Institutions: University of Cyprus, Department of Computer Science (UCY), Lead Partner, Pafos General Hospital (Cyprus), Demokritus University of Thrace, School of Medicine (Greece), University of Patras, School of Medicine , Medical Physics Laboratory (Patras, Greece), UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES FEDERICO II, Department of Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication (Naples, Italy), ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI (Thessaloniki, Greece).

Universities at rural areas far from major urban centres have often difficulties in offering a wide range of specialised state-of-the-art topics in their curriculum because of lack of specialized personnel and easy access for external specialists. Additionally, research collaborations are often hindered due to the extra cost and time needed for physical communication. As a result research and education in such Institutions are relatively underdeveloped. The aim of IntraMEDnet project is the construction of a medical educational/research intranet between higher education and research institutions from Greece, Italy & Cyprus, to support the undergraduate educational program, graduate practice and residency and to promote research collaborations by: dissemination of web-based lectures and seminars, covering advanced scientific topics and up-to-date technologies promotion of research collaborations through web-based shared workspaces.

Also, the aim of this proposal is the construction of a medical educational/research intranet between the University Cyprus, Univ. of Patras, Democritus Univ. of Thrace and Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki in Greece, University of Naples, Italy and Paphos Hospital Cyprus. The proposed intranet will support the undergraduate educational program, post-graduate practice and residency as well as the promotion of the research collaboration.