DataSHIELD - Vantage6 Partnership
Partnership with vantage6
As one of these collaborations, we are thrilled to announce a partnership between DataSHIELD and vantage6. In case you don’t know, vantage6 is a priVAcy preserviNg federaTed leArning infrastructurE for Secure Insight eXchange. It is a modern and flexible architecture capable of supporting various data sources and study types that is being continuously developed by the federated learning community and is mostly maintained by IKNL (the Integraal Kankercentrum Netherland, or Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization). You can learn more about them here.
What is the purpose of this partnership?
Our objective is to leverage the best of these two solutions: we want to make the extensive DataSHIELD toolset available through vantage6. In other words, users of vantage6 will be able to use the well curated and carefully reviewed analysis methods in DataSHIELD, all while keeping the data of each party safe. Going a little bit more into detail, the above diagram shows the proposed general concept.
Please note that this is work in progress and is subject to modifications in the future. If you want to be part of the conversation or, even better, want to actively contribute, don’t hesitate to reach out!
When 1 + 1 = 3
We believe that the synergy between these two solutions will greatly benefit the federated learning field, by providing even more (open-source) options to execute their analyses. We are very excited about this partnership and really looking forward to seeing the value that these tools will bring to the community.
Contact information - vantage6
Contact information - DataSHIELD
Contact information - Opal
Contact information - Armadillo
Prof. Dr. Morris Swertz
Head of Genomics Coordination Center and MOLGENIS / Professor of Bioinformatics
- Arturo Moncada-Torres, Frank Martin, et. al. VANTAGE6: an open source priVAcy preserviNg federaTed leArninG infrastructurE for Secure Insight eXchange. AMIA Annual Virtual Symposium Proceedings, 2020, p. 870-877.
Available on https://vantage6.ai/vantage6/
- Amadou Gaye, Yannick Marcon, et al. "DataSHIELD: taking the analysis to the data, not the data to the analysis." International journal of epidemiology6 (2014): 1929-1944.
Available on https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/43/6/1929/707730
- vantage6 GitHub repository
- DataSHIELD GitHub repository
- Opal platform
Product page https://www.obiba.org/pages/products/opal/
Opal papers https://www.obiba.org/pages/publications/
- Armadillo platform