University of Warsaw
The University of Warsaw was founded in 1816. It is the largest university in Poland and the best research centre in the country. It was granted research university status for 2020–2026 and belongs to the top 3% of world's universities according to global rankings, such as the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking (QS), and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The University of Warsaw holds very good positions in international comparative evaluations of the quality of education: 22 subjects offered have been listed in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, 10 subjects were classified in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 (Physics was ranked 51–75 worldwide). The University of Warsaw belongs to the 4EU+ European University Alliance selected by the European Commission for funding in the "European Universities" call for proposals, launched as part of the 2019 Erasmus+ programme. It is a public, comprehensive and research-oriented university and provides education and carries out research in the fields of the humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as in numerous interdisciplinary projects, including subjects in medical or technical sciences. The University of Warsaw is a Polish leader in attracting external funding for research – both under the European Union and domestic grant schemes. The University of Warsaw scientists conduct research on socially important issues in cooperation with scientific centres all over the world.
Role within REALM
The University of Warsaw is a lead of work package two “Ethical, Legal and Societal Framework”. The goal of the research is to provide robust and socially responsible ethical-legal standards to help address current challenges of developing, and implementing MDSW and IVD-Software tools in clinical practice. The University of Warsaw is also involved in all research tasks of work package two. The particular focus is on analysis of the legal frameworks adopted at the EU level in relation to the medical devices and Artificial Intelligence. Also, the University of Warsaw will be one of the major partners involved in drafting precise guidelines for embedding ethical, legal and relevant stakeholders considerations into the development of MDSWs and IVD-Software throughout their development.