FEAM (the Federation of European Academies of Medicine) has published a summary of its European Biomedical Policy Forum workshop titled “Use of data a in cross-border biomedical research: what are the challenges ahead for Europe?”. The workshop took place on 20 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
The workshop was organised against the backdrop of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May 2018 and may have important consequences for cross-border biomedical research.
The aims of the workshop were to stimulate debate on the following topics:
- What are the concerns of different stakeholders over the GDPR legislation and how will it impact cross-border biomedical research in Europe? Which solutions should be put in place?
- What is the EU doing to support the use of personal data to advance biomedical research?What is the role of the European Commission and Member States in promoting compatibility and avoid fragmentation between national laws?