The meeting that gathered data managers and methodologists working on the European Mastermind project took place in Bilbao on 6, 7 and 8 September. The leaders of all the pilot regions met to analyse the information collected up until now and move forward in the decision-making process for the final results report for the European Commission.

mastermind-evaluacion-resultados-kronikguneThe European MasterMind project is an international initiative aimed at the development and implementation of online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for patients with depression. It is being developed in 11 EU countries. The project is currently in its final stage, which means that it is critical to correctly plan management, analysis and data reports.

On 6, 7 and 8 September, a data managers meeting took place in Bilbao, as well as a data analysis seminar, attended by more than 25 people participating in the project.

The aim of the meeting was to study and filter the information currently available, and create a work plan for the final results report for the European Commission. A seminar also took place in which the specific research questions were defined for each one of the assessment framework dimensions (clinical effectiveness, safety, patients’ and professionals’ perspectives; and economic, organisational, legal, ethical and sociocultural aspects), and the methodology to analyse quantitative and qualitative data once it has been collected in each pilot region.

Osakidetza and Kronikgune are taking part in the Basque Country. Osakidetza is taking part in the pilot study and Kronikgune is leading two of the project’s areas – coordinating the implementation of online CBT in nine pilot applications, and assessing the results.

The consortium’s next meeting will take place on 12 and 13 October in Turin (Italy). The aim is to monitor the progress of pending tasks and to agree on the next steps to be taken in key areas of the project’s final stage.