Many data are being collected in the context of COVID-19 observational studies which are based on data from clinical practice and diagnostics. Sharing of these data between health care practitioners and researchers is essential for rapid progress in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. It also requires great care to protect the rights and privacy of the patients involved. The present policy provides a standard data access procedure for observational data collections within Dutch hospitals. It enables efficient processing of data access requests for COVID-19 research with full protection of the patients’ rights.
This Policy has to be used in conjunction with the appropriate “Template – Data Sharing Agreement” of the Netherlands Federation of UMCs, which you can find on the website of the ELSI Service desk.