Epidemium 2 | 2017 - 2018

Exploring New Paths to Cancer Research with Epidemium: a data challenge oriented and community-based open science program

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A network of interdisciplinary laboratories fostering collaborative, open source projects and open research programs to anyone

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A leader in biotechnology, Roche produces innovative solutions in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and neurosciences

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Challenges 2017 - 2018

Challenge 1 & 2 [CLOSED]: From June 6 2017 to December 5 2017

Challenge 3[CLOSED]: From October 1 2017 to March 31 2018

Challenge 1


Constructing a Data-Visualization of the incidence of cancers by exposing the epidemiological factors associated with their dynamics.

Challenge 2


Developing a predictive tool for the progression of cancer in time and space, depending on the known or supposed factors that determine its evolution.

Challenge 3


Cancer mortality prediction: Predicting cancer mortality in developing countries

How it works

Joining Epidemium means being part of a dynamic and varied community of people from all around the world, entering an ecosystem of experts and partners, but also having access to datasets and technical tools that we made available.



Independent Ethics Committee

Comprised of members of different backgrounds and expertise, this Committee helps Epidemium in dealing with all the ethical issues.

  • Gilles Babinet
  • Jérôme Béranger
  • Claude Chaumeil
  • Emmanuel Didier
  • Muriel Londres
  • Dr Cécile Monteil
  • Pr Bernard Nordlinger
  • Me David Simhon
  • Dr Jean-François Thébaut
  • Cédric Villani

Scientific committee

Comprised of members of different backgrounds and expertise, this Committee supports Epidemium and the projects' teams on the methodological matters and scientific relevance.

  • Aurélien Alvarez
  • Dr Emmanuel Barillot
  • Dr. Béchir Ben Hadj Yahia
  • Djalel Benbouzid
  • Pr Fabien Calvo
  • Nicolas de Cordes
  • Dr Charles Ferté
  • Hacène Lahreche
  • Dr Alain Livartowski
  • Dr Isabelle Perseil
  • Pr Philippe Ravaud
  • Elisa Salamanca
  • Jean-Philippe Vert

Epidemium's White Paper

This book, available online and on paper, was written by the Epidemium team and a pool of contributors, with a purpose of reflecting on the program's successes and failures.

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