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BERTHA - Big Data Centre for Environment and Health

Complex Disease Aetiologies Disentangled

THE VISION OF BERTHA

The complex interactions between life course environmental and social exposures and human health disentangled.

To fulfil our vision, BERTHA partners, researchers and collaborations will pursue a four-pronged mission:

THE MISSION OF BERTHA IS

  • to assemble, link and analyse Big Data from diverse data sources to make substantive progress in the understanding of spatial life course environmental influences on cancer, cardio-respiratory diseases, diabetes, neurological diseases, allergy, mental health and wellbeing
  • to develop and extend algorithms and tools to spatially mine the data sources needed
  • to raise the capacity among health and environmental researchers to understand and benefit from the Big Data revolution by establishment of a comprehensive training program for PhD students, Post Docs and senior scientists
  • to establish strong national and international research collaborations and partnerships focused on the interaction between spatial life course environmental and social influences and human health.