International data sharing in medicine
The production of vast quantities of high-throughput data is changing the way biomedical research is carried out. Evidence that sharing data aids research and speeds up translation to the clinic has to be balanced with the need to protect data from individuals who have provided samples. The International Data Sharing Conference 2010, hosted by HeLEX, the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies at the University of Oxford, explored the challenges involved in medical data storage and sharing.
Dr Paula Boddington, Dr Jane Kaye