Top ten tips for keeping your data private and protected
Submitted by Communications & Public Affairs, Providence Health Care
Today is Data Privacy Day, an international initiative to promote privacy and data protection best practices among businesses and organizations. It is also an opportunity to inform people of their privacy rights and the impact technology may have on them.
In the conduct of clinical trials, investigators and clinical trial sponsors are responsible for ensuring the rights, integrity, and confidentiality of participants are protected. This encompasses aspects from recruitment and informed consent, through to the conclusion of research activities and the retention and destruction of data. Here are ten reminders and tips for investigators because, while the duties of a study may be delegated, responsibility may not.
Top Ten Privacy & Security Tips
- Understand your institution’s privacy requirements and information security policies. If you are the lead investigator, you must also understand these policies at affiliated institutions. Keep in mind that privacy regulations vary by province.
- Make privacy and information security a line item in your grants and protocols. Designate a member of the study team with a privacy role and allocate time and resources to this task.
- Physical, organizational, and technological measures should be implemented. This is to safeguard the personal data of trial participants. For example, ensure adequate support of infrastructure needed to implement best practices, including appropriate space for the confidential conduct of research activities and secure storage for source documents; apply a policy of segregation of duties for data collection, supported by a role-based access model for electronic data capture platforms.
Read the rest of the top ten tips on the CHÉOS website.
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