BIRO Consortium

The EU BIRO Project gathered seven public institutions from different regions of Europe.

  • The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Perugia (Italy) has been coordinator of the project. Its activity buildt upon extensive work in the field of diabetes research and clinical practice, receiving funds from Regione Umbria for the establishment of the Umbria Diabetes Register, an activity that will proceed in parallel with the development of BIRO

  • The University of Dundee (Scotland), Joanneum Research Institute (Austria) and University of Bergen (Norway) were high caliber partners with an extensive experience in the field of diabetes management, built over a solid track record in the coordination of regional and national programs involving the development of diabetes information systems

  • Participation of institutions from Romania, Malta and Cyprus allowed for BIRO to explore new ways to engage New Member States and Accessing Countries in the creation of permanent diabetes registers that were crucial for the collection of reliable information at the European level

  • The Institute of Diabetes “N. Paulescu” (Romania) involved experts in the field of telemedicine that were already involved in similar activities in Eastern Europe.

  • The University of Malta (Malta),with a growing expertise in the field of diabetes monitoring, provided the BIRO Consortium with the opportunity of starting an extensive data collection in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • The participation of the Cyprus Ministry of Healthreinforced our presence in the South-East, matching expectations of the local government that is currently looking for new solutions in the field of health promotion, including enhancing diabetes care and prevention.

Here are the details of all partners:

University of Perugia

University of Perugia
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna
Perugia , Italy

Scientific and Financial Co-ordinator

Contact person: Prof.Massimo Massi Benedetti

University of Dundee

University of Dundee
Division of Medicine & Therapeutics
Dundee, United Kingdom

Associated Partner

Contact person: Scott Cunningham

Joanneum Research

Joanneum Research, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH,
Institute of Medical Technologies and Health Management
Graz Austria

Associated Partner

Contact person: Prof.Thomas Pieber

University of Bergen

University of Bergen
Department of Medicine, Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Norway

Associated Partner

Contact person: Dr.Svein Skeie

Institute Paulescu

Institute of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic disease
“Prof. N. Paulescu”,
Electrophysiology Laboratory
Bucarest, Romania

Associated Partner

Contact person: Dr.Simion Pruna

University of Malta

University of Malta
Department of Medicine, Medical School
G'Mangia, Malta.

Associated Partner

Contact person: Prof.Joseph Azzopardi

Ministry of Health
of Cyprus

Ministry of Health, Republic of Cyprus
Department of Health Promotion
Nicosia , Cyprus

Associated Partner

Contact person: Dr.George Olympios