The Maastricht Heart+Vascular Center (HVC) is part of the Maastricht UMC+. The Maastricht Heart+Vascular Center combines monodisciplinary heart and vascular specialties in one coherent, interdisciplinary organisation. In this model, cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, vascular medicine, vascular neurology and vascular dermatology and their related outpatient clinics and clinical & research activities are fully integrated. Cardiovascular patient care goes hand in hand with ground-breaking research and scientific education.
HVC closely collaborates with DataHub to make sure that in the near future research data generated at HVC comply to the FAIR principles. This will enable HVC to safely store research data and to find and recombine these data for reuse in future ground-breaking research. In collaboration with members from DataHub, MEMIC and CTCM, we recently developed a tool that is able to convert CSV files into the international standardized HL7 file format. In addition, we are involved in the development of the datacounter and aim to make sure that the datacounter will meet the researchers needs as much as possible.