Funded Research Project

Data Custodianship for Medical Informatics


ePrivacy is part of a major research project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The objective of this research is to develop a data custodianship for federated artificial intelligence in medicine in cooperation with the University of Hamburg, and the Medical University of Greifswald.

A large amount of medical data can only be used to a very limited extent, due to high data protection requirements. This highly sensitive data is essential for drug and therapy research. The research project deals with big medical data processing in compliance with data protection regulations in Germany. This research is also part of the European data strategy.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding a total of 18 pilot projects that deal with data custodian frameworks. A data trustee or custodian acts as a neutral authority between the data provider and the data recipient. Data custodians are supposed to balance the different objectives and enable a fair exchange of data. The data custodian should guarantee technical and organizational access to high-quality data while maintaining data protection and data security.

ePrivacy is working with leading medical informatics and legal scholars to ensure the successful implementation of this highly relevant project. We will report regularly in our newsletter about updates.

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