Epidemium Season 3 | 2021-2022

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

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

@Roche_France co-founding partner

The Paris & île de france region's hospital and university center regrouping 39 hospitals. Public care and training services.

@APHP partner

Cancer research and treatment center, public foundation since 1921.

@institut_curie partner

Kap code is a company specializing in healthcare innovation that offers solutions around big data, connected objects and digital health.

@Kap_Code partner



Openness is at the core of the philosophy and methodology of Epidemium, an Open Science project based on Open Data. Openness is everywhere within Epidemium.


Transdisciplinarity is needed to tackle the complexity of Big Data and it shapes Epidemium’s committees and challenges.


Collaboration is key to Epidemium’s success, as it marks the transition from individual to collective thinking, from limited to global approaches.


Independence was set as a requirement by Epidemium’s initiators and is guaranteed by the Independent Ethics Committee.

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Challenges 2021

Challenge 1 & 2 : From 9th of september to 9th of december 2021

Challenge 1


Developing a predictive tool for the diagnosis of ENT cancer induced by papillomavirus.

Challenge 2


Structurating Open Data usefull and relevant to cancer research. Developing a predictive tool for the progression of cancer in time and space, depending on the known or supposed factors that determine its evolution.


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