The foundation for analysis across cohorts: a common data model

One of the objectives within SOPHIA WP2 is to harmonise and standardise obesity cohorts and link them into a federated database system to allow for analysis across cohorts. The crucial benefit of the federated database is that the individual cohorts can stay locally on edge nodes, while a central server along with specialized software can learn models across nodes, while preserving privacy and security.

“I am terrified of something happening to me” The lived experience of people with obesity during the COVID‐19 pandemic

Congratulations to Work Package 7 working group for publishing some of their research work carried out as part of SOPHIA. The research highlights the lived experiences of people living with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights the challenge sustaining treatment and psychosocial impact during these unprecedented times.

A Q&A about SOPHIA with Prof. Carel le Roux

The Innovative Medicine Initiative has published an article about the work we do in SOPHIA and it impacts on the diabetes epidemic. The article includes a Q&A with Prof Carel le Roux, Project Coordinator. 

SOPHIA Welcome Webinar: COVID-19 will not slow us down!

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events around the world to be cancelled or postponed and SOPHIA also had its share. SOPHIA's Kick-Off meeting was originally planned to take place in Denmark last month but it had to be postponed to a later 'yet to be confirmed' date.

NEAR fm Interview with Carel le Roux

Prof Carel le Roux, Coordinator of SOPHIA, spoke on Irish Radio NEAR fm about the SOPHIA project and how it aims to change the treatments of obesity. 

Press Release

New €16 million EU and industry-supported international research consortium aims to improve obesity treatment and change the narrative around obesity