The BigMedilytics project has 12 pilots that deal with a large amount of data generated by patients and/or healthcare workers. Due to the sensitivity of such data, proper protocols have been put in place to ensure that all ethical concerns are addressed appropriately. This ensures that the pilots comply with relevant national and EU legislation (e.g. GDPR).
The project has established an Ethics Board headed by a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO advises the consortium on how ethics-related matters should be handled within BigMedilytics. In addition, the project is also advised by an independent, external ethics advisor.