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European Commission awards Horizon 2020 TIMELY project

Published: 12th February 2021 Last updated: 25th March 2021

The research proposal TIMELY has been approved by the European Commission (EC) within the framework of a Horizon 2020 application. The TIMELY project is embedded in the Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases (CoRPS). Research will be conducted on patient-centered early risk prediction, prevention, and intervention platform, to support heart disease reduction in the continuum of care in coronary artery disease (CAD). The project uses eHealth and artificial intelligence.

The TIMELY project involves a large group of research partners across Europe and the EC grant provides a total of € 320.000 to CoRPS for the coming 4 years. The entire project amounts to € 5.74 million.


TIMELY is a platform that provides AI-powered dashboards and decision support tools that will assist patients and clinicians to personalize healthcare based on risk evaluation, outcome prediction and targeted interventions. The project is initiated by clinical researchers from the University Witten/Herdecke and Hospital Königsfeld in Germany (Dr. Boris Schmitz) and is coordinated by the University of Amsterdam (Dr. Jos. A. Bosch).

TIMELY provides patient-centered eHealth tools (apps, medical devices, communication), for patient empowerment and guidance during behavioral change interventions and healthy living, to manage heart health.

TIMELY will be developed as a modular and flexible platform that can be applied to provide health service for patients with CAD across Europe Behavioral scientists and medical/clinical psychologists will lead this task in an open innovation, living lab condition in close collaboration with cardiologists and physical therapists, and most importantly active patient participation. .


CoRPS is one of the five Centers of Excellence at Tilburg University and promotes and executes interdisciplinary research on the interface of medicine and psychology in the context of social processes relevant to health and disease. Research focuses on cardiology, oncology, diabetes and adverse health behaviors relevant to these diseases, such as poor dietary habits and obesity, low physical activity.

CoRPS is a collaboration between the hospitals and other health care institutions in the Brabant region of the Netherlands and several departments at Tilburg University. The Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology (MCP) plays a central role in the CoRPS research agenda.

Research from CoRPS contributes to a comprehensive, evidence-based body of knowledge on the biological and behavioral mechanisms involved in medical disorders, psychological and health behavior-related risk factors, and interventions targeting individuals at increased risk for adverse health outcomes.


For more information, please contact: Mirela Habibović, assistant professor MCP/CoRPS, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, T: +31 (0)13 466 4020, E: or Willem J. Kop, professor of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences,

Website: CoRPS