Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science of the Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (IBA MU) is a research institute oriented to the solution of scientific projects and providing related services, especially in the field of biological and clinical data analysis, organization and management of clinical trials, software development and ICT applications. IBA MU activities are primarily focused on organizational and expert services for large scientific projects and clinical research projects.

  • Background information of screening programmes

    IBA MU is a provider of information and technological solution for three cancer prevention programmes - breast, colorectal, and cervical screening. The solution includes anonymous data collection from all three programmes and their analytical processing, which allows for long-term monitoring of screening programmes quality and safety. Part of the background information are offical web portals of the programmes -, and
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    Study programme Computational Biology

    IBA MU guarantees a study programme at the Faculty of Science entitled Computational Biology; the programme consists of 3-year B.Sc. and subsequent 2-year M.Sc. degree and allows students to join important research activities and projects in biology and medicine already during their study.
  • MEFANET - education network of medical faculties

    IBA MU participates in the education network of medical faculties MEFANET - a project aimed to develop and to strengthen the cooperation among Czech and Slovak medical faculties, as regards the progress in education of medical and health care disciplines using modern ICT.

Balance between the centralisation and availability of cancer care: Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses develops the European model of a Comprehensive Cancer Care Network

4.5.2015 IBA MU | More information...

The Czech Republic has become a key player in European activities focusing on the development and assessment of cancer care; the Cancer Control Joint Action (CanCon) undoubtedly belongs to the most prestigious ones. Based on the Czech information system of cancer care, the Czech Republic has been selected as a model country for the development of a Comprehensive Cancer Care Network (CCCN). This part of the CanCon project is coordinated by Prof Lucio Luzzatto from the Tumour Institute of Tuscany (Istituto Toscano Tumori, ITT), who paid a visit to Brno on 24 April 2015 not only to learn about the Czech results up to now, but also about cancer research and health care provided to cancer patients in the Czech Republic in general, and in the South Moravian Region in particular.

Brief summary of research and publication activities by IBA MU in 2014

14.4.2015 IBA MU | More information...

In 2014, the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses of the Masaryk University (IBA MU) continued in its long-term trend of analysing large amounts of data mainly from the clinical practice, participated significantly in the organisation of several conferences, and – last but not least – ensured teaching of undergraduate and graduate students of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science.

European Colorectal Cancer Days 2015

16.2.2015 | More information...

The fourth year of the traditional international conference focused on colorectal cancer prevention will be held on 29–30 May 2015 in Brno.

8th year of the MEFANET conference: virtual reality is breaking down barriers

8.1.2015 | More information...

With a slight overstatement, one could say that the 8th year of the MEFANET conference reached boundaries of the solar system, which can boast eight planets. In reality, ambitions of the Czech-Slovak cooperation in the area of medical education are more modest, but this year’s programme has demonstrated that the international cooperation surely extends beyond the former federal boundary of Czechoslovakia.

Cancer screening programmes and their informational support: situation in the Czech Republic in 2014

18.12.2014 | More information...

A special issue of Klinicka onkologie (the official journal of the Czech Society for Oncology), published in December 2014, is dedicated to the assessment of cancer prevention efforts and results in the Czech Republic. A team of authors not only described the current situation in cancer prevention programmes in the Czech Republic, but also pointed out weak spots in cancer prevention efforts.

New book on medical education and the MEFANET network

2.12.2014 | More information...

A new book from the Facta Medica publishing house, entitled „Computer Applications, Systems and Networks for Medical Education“, was released in November 2014. Dr. Daniel Schwarz and Assoc. Prof. Ladislav Dušek (both from IBA MU) are editors of the book.

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The IBA MU system of service quality and information security management complies with the requirements of the following standards:

  • EN ISO 9001:2009 on Quality Management Systems
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2006 on Information Security Management System
  • ISO/IEC 20000-1:2006 on IT Service Management

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Selected books and monographs

Schwarz, D., Dušek, L., et al. Computer applications systems and netwoks for medical education : MEFANET: Czech and Slovak Medical Faculties Network. Brno: Facta Medica, 2014. 232 p.

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Dušek, L.  et al.. Czech Cancer Care in Numbers 2008–2009. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2010. 496 p.

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Important projects

Indicators of EMS efficiency according to NACE

Design of new indicators for efficiency monitoring of environmental management systems, as well as system reporting, assessing the relations among the environment, economy and society.


The MEFANET project (Medical Faculties NETwork) is aiming to develop and to strengthen the cooperation among Czech and Slovak medical faculties, as regards the progress in education of medical and health care disciplines using modern ICT.


TaToo, which stands for “Tagging Tool based on a Semantic Discovery Framework”, is an FP7 Project sharing the vision of a Single European Information Space for Environment (SISE). The project aims to set up a semantic web solution in order to close the discovery gap that prevents full and easy access to environmental resources on the web.

NOP On-line

Research project focused on the development of presentational and informational background for the network of Cancer Centres (CCs) in the Czech Republic.

HemIS - Hemophilia: Information System

Former clinical registry for the continuous and predictive assessment of treatment in haemophilia.