19.11.2015

Code of Practice on Secondary Use of Medical Data in Scientific Research Projects

Code of Practice on Secondary Use of Medical Data in Scientific Research Projects [pdf]:
This Code of Practice aims to provide a set of harmonised rules applicable to secondary use of medical data. It is intended to be useful to research projects involving multiple legal entities established in one or more EU member countries. Secondary use of data occurs when data is used for a purpose different from the purpose for which the data was initially collected. Enabling secondary use of medical data by healthcare professionals and researchers is important to improve the quality of health care and research effectiveness. At the same time, it is important to protect patient privacy and to ensure that no harm is done to a patient through the use of the data. [...]