Area of focus

Technologies for research

Integrating technologies in our research to promote global collaboration by facilitating the sharing of data through technological solutions, such as federated databases

FINGERS Brain Health Institute (FBHI) works on technological solutions to support research by facilitating data harmonization, improving data-sharing methods, and promoting international collaboration.


Global interoperable data architecture

Data harmonization and utilization of a federated database system to facilitate the sharing and joint analysis of data between research institutes

We have received funds from National Philanthropic Trust/Alzheimer´s Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) in the US to work on technological solutions for establishing an interoperable architecture for data harmonization, data sharing, joint data analyses, and facilitating global collaborations.

Together with ADDI we work on testing and utilizing a federated database system, to connect multiple autonomous, decentralized databases. This enables sharing and joint analysis without the transfer of underlying individual level data. Currently being tested for future use within World-Wide FINGERS, a network of multidomain dementia prevention trials, the underlying system can facilitate collaboration between other multicenter research initiatives where there is an urgent need for such technology.

Here we will utilize ADDI´s AD Workbench, a data platform infrastructure allowing researchers around the world to share data, resources, and tools. Within this project we also collaborate with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in Sweden, who provide an IT-platform for our efforts.

Main Collaborators

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and Alzheimer´s Disease Data Initiative


Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and Alzheimer´s Disease Data Initiative

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We are a Swedish non-profit foundation that is dependent on external donations and grants. There are several ways you can support the work of the FINGERS Brain Health Institute as an individual, foundation, corporation, or other organization.