Orchestrating differential data access for translational research: a pilot implementation

  title={Orchestrating differential data access for translational research: a pilot implementation},
  author={Marco Brandizi and Olga Melnichuk and Raffael Bild and Florian Kohlmayer and Bene Rodriguez-Castro and Helmut Spengler and Klaus A. Kuhn and Wolfgang Kuchinke and Christian Ohmann and Timo Mustonen and Mikael Linden and Tommi H. Nyr{\"o}nen and Ilkka Lappalainen and Alvis Brazma and Ugis Sarkans},
  journal={BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making},
BackgroundTranslational researchers need robust IT solutions to access a range of data types, varying from public data sets to pseudonymised patient information with restricted access, provided on a case by case basis. The reason for this complication is that managing access policies to sensitive human data must consider issues of data confidentiality, identifiability, extent of consent, and data usage agreements. All these ethical, social and legal aspects must be incorporated into a… 
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