The Federated MSDA Infrastructure is a combination of software, data science pipelines and hardware aiming to support and speed-up large-scale collaborative real-world Multiple Sclerosis (MS) data efforts. It allows to collect and share patient and aggregated data, and to perform data quality assessment, error detection and analyses in a secure GDPR compliant private research environment. The infrastructure was used successfully to support the COVID-19 &MS Global Data Sharing Initiative.
The Federated MSDA Infrastructure is co-developed by UHasselt as one of the core partners in the international Multiple Sclerosis Data Alliance (MSDA). The complete platform will be released as an open source software environment soon, currently the script is shared via this GitHub repository.