Prof. M.E.H. van Reisen (Mirjam)

Area(s) of interest

  • FAIR Data Science
  • International Relations, Innovation and Care
  • Computing for Society

Introduction

Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen hold the chair FAIR Data Science at the Leiden University Medical Centre. She previously held the chair Computing for Society at the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science. Mirjam van Reisen is also Prof International Relations, Innovation and Care at Tilburg University Faculty of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Department of Culture Studies.

From 2012 - 2021 Van Reisen was a member of the Dutch Government Advisory Council on International Relations and Chair of the Committee on Development Cooperation. She  chairs various research programmes, among others the advisory committees of the Scientific Centre of the Dutch Ministry of Justice. Van Reisen is the International Coordinator of the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) - Africa and Asia. She is project leader of numerous programmes funded by NUFFIC, the European Union, NWO and ZonMW funders. She is coordinator of the international research network Globalisation, Accessibility, Innovation and Care (GAIC). She teaches Data Science Field Labs, Regulatory Governance for Data Science and Globalisation and Migration. Van Reisen is Founding Director of the Europe External Policy Advisors based on Brussels. She was also a founding board member of the Philips Foundation. She received the Golden Image Award from President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia.

The Virus Outbreak data Network-Africa investigates how data curated as Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) can enhance data-analytics at point of care. Dr Jeremiah Pyuza from the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, in Tanzania, and PhD candidate at LUMC, is a researcher in VODAN-Africa and explains his expectations of this innovation.


FAIR Data Science

The Chair “FAIR Data Science” is a collaboration with LUMC, Philips and Kampala International University (KIU). Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) Data is the next generation of ethical data stewardship for sciences and services. FAIR-data provides a vision of building the Internet of FAIR Data and Services based on machine-readable federated data. Mirjam van Reisen is global coordinator of the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN)-Africa and Asia which applies FAIR-Data to fighting COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The network is established in nine African countries to create FAIR interoperable patient data held in residence. The machine-readable data can be visited over the internet with permission being linked to data governance in place where data is produced. FAIR-data is compliant with the EU GDPR.

FAIR also stands for federated AI-Ready. Global ethical data strategies provide a basis for the creation of diverse quality data, which is a key concern for the development of relevant AI. Mirjam van Reisen is coordinator of the Research Network Globalisation, Accessibility, Innovation and Care (GAIC) a global research network on the interdisciplinary issues of data and computation, medicine and health and social aspects of care. Van Reisen teaches as the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science. She is also the holder of the Chair International Relations, Innovation and Care at Tilburg University.

The Virus Outbreak data Network-Africa investigates how data curated as Findable Accessible Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) can enhance data-analytics at point of care. Dr Jeremiah Pyuza from the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, in Tanzania, and PhD candidate at LUMC, is a researcher in VODAN-Africa and explains his expectations of this innovation.


Contact

Leiden University Medical Center
Building 1
Room P4-37

Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Tel: +31 5265062

Postalzone P4-Q
P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

E-mail: m.e.h.van_reisen@lumc.nl