Clin Transl Sci 2019 Jul; 12(4):329-333
Access to clinical data is critical for the advancement of translational research. However, the numerous regulations and policies that surround the use of clinical data, although critical to ensure patient privacy and protect against misuse, often present challenges to data access and sharing. In this article, we provide an overview of clinical data types and associated regulatory constraints and inferential limitations. We highlight several novel approaches that our team has developed for openly exposing clinical data.
Ahalt, Stanley C; Chute, Christopher G; Fecho, Karamarie; Glusman, Gustavo; Hadlock, Jennifer; Taylor, Casey Overby; Pfaff, Emily R; Robinson, Peter N; Solbrig, Harold; Ta, Casey; Tatonetti, Nicholas; and Weng, Chunhua, "Clinical Data: Sources and Types, Regulatory Constraints, Applications." (2019). Faculty Research 2019. 165.