Researchers will benefit from the DISCIPULUS project, as the Digital Patient will provide a means to translate physiological modelling to clinical prediction. The coordinated approach of the DISCIPULUS project will consolidate research so far, and capture and quantify the gaps in understanding and what technological advances are needed. This will help to focus research and provide a big-picture objective for future research.
The DISCIPULUS project aims to direct the research agenda by consultation and collaboration with the clinical community. It is important in framing the necessary steps in the Digital Patient to decipher what it is that would be most useful and most trusted in the clinic. It is also important for clinicians to understand the current concepts in biological modelling. DISCIPULUS will provide a common and inclusive research agenda.