vantage6

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The need

Collaborative Analysis

Answering many of the questions in health care often requires incorporating data that are located at different sources. Typically, data from different parties are analyzed by centralizing them. That is, data are brought to where the algorithms are. Unfortunately, this raises heavy concerns regarding the privacy and security of sensitive patient data.

The solution

Federated Learning

Federated learning has emerged as a technological solution to address these concerns. In this novel paradigm, algorithms are brought to where the data are. This way, we can maximize the potential of multiple datasets while minimizing data leaks and privacy risks.

The tool

vantage6

This led us to create vantage6, our open-source platform for supporting the development of federated learning projects.

Philosophy

vantage6 is built on top of three pillars

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Infrastructure
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Algorithms
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Data



...using three basic principles

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Autonomy
Each party is in control of their own data.
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Heterogeneity
Parties are allowed to have differences in hardware and operating systems.
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Flexibility
Support for horizontally- and vertically-partitioned data.

Latest Blog Posts

Posts of interest to the community

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Partnership with DataSHIELD

June 1, 2021

The federated learning landscape is evolving incredibly fast. The community is pushing its boundaries everyday, opening the chance for partnerships

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vantage6 2.0 Is Released!

We are very happy to communicate that we have officially release vantage6 version 2.0! This time, we named it after a Japanese vantage point: Harukas.

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Comparing the quality of breast cancer care in Norway and the Netherlands using Vantage6

On January 29 2021, Dave Hamersma graduated from Twente University on a thesis where he used vantage6 to learn about quality of breast cancer care.

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Article Published on Oral Cavity Cancer Survival in Taiwan and the Netherlands

Vantage6 was used in study on oral cavity cancer in Taiwan and the Netherlands.

Our Team

Meet the core people behind vantage6

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Melle Sieswerda
Clinical Data Scientist

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hasan
Hasan Alradhi
Scientific Programmer

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Djura Smits
Research Engineer

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johan
Johan Van Soest
Clinical Data Scientist

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Gijs Geleijnse
Sr. Clinical Data Scientist

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Frank Martin
Software Engineer

Let's go!

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Anja van Gestel
Jr. Clinical Data Scientist

Just do it

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Arturo Moncada-Torres
Clinical Data Scientist

This is the way

Our Collaborators