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Anonymisation - FACILITATE


The removal of personal data (such as names or addresses of clinical trial participants) so that people using clinical trial data cannot identify the individuals who took part. Truly anonymised data contain no information that could reasonably be used, by anyone, to identify individuals even by cross-checking the data against other sources of information.

EUPATI-Accademia del Paziente esperto (AdPEE) Toolbox Glossary

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See also:

  1. Anonymised data
  2. Pseudonymisation
  3. Pseudonymised data

More resources:

Terminology Harmonisation in Data Sharing and Disclosure Terms and Definitions (version 2)

Multi-Regional Clinical Trials-MRCT Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Glossary


Anonymising patient data for research: How does that work

This video, realized by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Center, shows how the process anonymization works and its implications for clinical research.


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