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Sharing with third parties

Research data may only be shared with an external commercial party if the study subjects have provided informed consent for this. You should not hand over exclusive rights to reuse or publish your research data to commercial publishers or agents without retaining the rights to make the data openly available for reuse.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    Is there a checklist for data sharing?

    Dutch checklist for sharing data has been developed by Radboud UMC.

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    What are the required pre-conditions for data sharing?

    The captured data from one or more sources are made available in a research environment.

    The research environment is well defined in terms of:

    • purpose;
    • consent;
    • ownership and governance;
    • infrastructure and architecture (e.g., a distributed virtual research environment).

    and argued with respect to:

    • fit for purpose;
    • level of data sensitivity;
    • level of completeness;
    • level of security.
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    What are the Levels of Data Sensitivity?

    Level 5 - Extremely sensitive information about individually identifiable people

    Level 4 - Very sensitive information about individually identifiable people

    Level 3 - Sensitive information about individually identifiable people

    Level 2 - Benign information about individually identifiable people

    Level 1 - De-identified research information about people and other non-confidential research information

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