Sumer

About us

Our aim

Our aim is better health for all the people in the world. This aim can be achieved by better medical research and development. We are working to improved medical research through using information technologies and artificial intelligence in medical research. We work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle complex challenges in healthcare.

We are determined to close the gap between the rapidly evolving information technology sector and the slowly moving healthcare sector.

Through our training programs we are committed to ensuring a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for the junior researchers. In order to achieve a distinctive experience, we create opportunities for researchers to:

1. Develop as people, professionals, and leaders in their communities;

2. Explore, take risks, and push boundaries, even if this makes them uncomfortable;

3. Build resiliency and a growth mindset through overcoming adversity and learning from challenges; be self-reflective, appreciate the perspectives of others, and develop relationships that are cultivated through everyday interactions; and,

4. Appreciate the world around them and understand sustainability principles at a broad level.

Why we need Sumer?

Today, health care systems across the globe generate trillions of gigabytes of important data, derived from healthcare practices, medical science, and clinical experiments. This, in conjunction with already existing data registers, has significant potential to further develop the healthcare sector, increase efficiency in the world’s hospitals and provide patients with the best possible treatment.

However, the use of data is still limited, as much collected data is not usable and the databases are often complicated to navigate, so that it is difficult to find the specific knowledge one is looking for.

Few have the ability and capacity to extract this data and transform it into usable knowledge.

These barriers are important to overcome for the future development in medical research. One way to overcome the above-mentioned barriers is to implement information technologies (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to conduct medical research.

This is one of the challenging tasks that we are determined to tackle.

Our social responsibility

Knowledge contributes to development in several different ways: as a productive resource, as an essential input for education, scientific research, industrial technology, as catalyst to the social change and economic development and as a basis for civilization and cultural value that promote integrity and harmony which are essential foundations for development.

Strengthening health research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been identified as a driver of development and requirement for efficient investment of limited resources.

Among the unique challenges that LMICs face when undertaking research for health are a persistent shortage of experienced researchers and competent interdisciplinary research teams, limited research career opportunities, intense competition for scarce resources targeting LMIC priorities and an urgent need for translating research results into policy and practice.

The balance in knowledge distribution is important as we are sharing this planet.

Therefore we decided to donate some of our resources to low-and middle income countries.