The GUEDHS project will underscore the significance of collaborative European health initiatives and data-sharing frameworks, particularly those advocated by the European Health Data Space (EHDS).

Promptly will bring a federated learning framework, while Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) will adapt a cybersecurity tool, for fast deployment of a Federated Network in action. This solution will enable data custodians to grant and revoke permissions on the data they control, and monitor the data used by Federate Learning (FL) tasks at the different data nodes. 

The testing data partners — CHUC and CHUdSA – will pilot-test GUEHDS solution within a clinical study on the epidemiological trends of respiratory viruses, namely the epidemiology of the co infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), flu (Influenza), and COVID-19 — the so-called Tripledemic.

This pilot will establish the ground for the Portuguese Observatory for Respiratory Diseases, an initiative that can be scaled at a European level together with Regulators (EMA) and Life Science Companies. 


António Bezerra

MSc in Computer Engineering, specialist in Federated Learning in Healthcare, and software engineering.

Inês Lopes Teixeira

MSc in Biomedical Engineering, specialist in healthcare project management.

Paulo Silva

Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology, Expert in Machine Learning, Data Privacy Protection and Security Services for Cloud Services and IoT; 15+ publications.

Carlos Junior

MSc in Informatics Engineering, specializing in software engineering, blockchain and ML.


Promptly Health

A Real-World Data (RWD) Analytics company delivering technological solutions for collecting, integrating and analyzing data on the outcomes of care.

Website: https://promptlyhe

Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN)

A private non-profit organisation which promotes innovation and the transfer of technology, establishing the connection between the scientific and technological environment and the production sector.


Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra (CHUC)

A leading academic medical center in Portugal and the coordinating institution of the Portuguese Node of the OHDSI – Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics.

Website: https://www.chuc.

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António (CHUdSA)

A Portuguese hospital renowned for its expertise in clinical care and research, included in 11 European Reference Networks (ERNs).

Website: https://www.chusa