Access control of anonymized patient records for medical research use – Cooperation with consideration of data ownership secured by digital signature

Yao Zhou, Sabine Hanß, Sonja Niepage & Thomas Schrader
Background: Secondary use of electronic patient records for research bases on gathering adequate data from different data sources, and sharing them through a platform. The Open European Nephrology Science Center (OpEN.SC) [ref:1] is such a platform sponsored by German Research Foundation (DFG).[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]