Are you planning a study or a research project and looking for solutions to collect person-identifying data in compliance with data protection regulations?
With many years of practical experience in the management of person-identifying data in epidemiological and clinical studies, we have developed various modular and finely tuned tools for data collection in medical research. Through flexible project structures and the constant development of legal foundations, such as the EU-GDPR, we regularly expand our concepts and, based on these, our standardised technical procedures. Through active coordination with the Data Protection Authorities (Data Protection Officers of respective federal states as well as the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) in Germany), the processes within the Trusted Third Party are harmonised across projects and adapted to the corresponding regulations and requirements.
Are you looking for tailor-made solutions for your project? Follow the information on this website on current projects and tools, or look at our publications and presentations. You can also consult us personally.
The development of modular, practice-oriented software solutions for Trusted Third Party procedures primarily supports research projects with limited IT resources. Within the DFG-funded project “MOSAIC”, numerous tools were provided as free of charge software solutions to the scientific community. The project was located at the University Medicine Greifswald between 2012 and 2015. Since then, the tools have been continuously improved in numerous other projects.
In order to merge research data from several projects and studies in a fault-tolerant and traceable manner and assign them to a single person, both a procedure to manage duplicates and a unique system-wide identifier are required for each person. As an identity management solution, E-PIX implements the concept of a Master Patient Index and provides the technical functionality for probabilistic, cross-site identification of persons.
The processing of medical research data usually requires a purpose-related informed consent of the person concerned. This requires a reliable and efficient procedure to manage consents and withdrawals digitally. You can use gICS to process modular consents and withdrawals as well as support both paper-based and digital workflows in the study context.
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