The DISCIPULUS project is a collaboration between five institutions in four countries: University College London (UK), the University of Sheffield (UK), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ESP), Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (IT), and Empirica – Gesellschaft für Kommunikations und Technologieforschung mbH (DE).
The project is managed in University College London, led by the principal investigator, Dr. Vanessa Diaz. UCL is also responsible for project dissemination, and is contributing to the clinical engagement element of the project through Professor Dipak Kalra.
The University of Sheffield is exploiting its strategic position at the interface between VPH technologies and the clinical service, and Dr Pat Lawford is leading the clinical engagement strategy. Professor Marco Viceconti heads up the process of creating a cohesive community beyond the Digital Patient initiative, in collaboration with Martina Contin at the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra is using its privileged network of contacts in Industry, and its strong presence in the VPH initiative to elaborate on the scientific and technological challenges facing the Digital Patient.
Empirica is an agency specialised in communication and information technology related research and consultancy. They will exploit their considerable expertise in science policy, health economics and health informatics to drive the production of the roadmap document.