Clinical trials and health-related research more generally often involve the collection of different categories of data, including structured (clinical and non-clinical) and non-structured data (e.g. imaging, interview recordings). In order to collect this information effectively and securely, sponsors or Clinical Research Organisations (CRO) regularly make use of systems, applications and services provided by third-party suppliers.
Organisations supplying these products or systems need to ensure that privacy by design and default are applied from the development to the deployment stages. Embedding data protection and information governance in their processes is fundamental for these organisations to offer their products and services in such a regulated market.
Our consultancy services include compliance support to commercial and non-commercial suppliers of systems, applications and services, whether based in the UK or overseas, that wish to make their products or services available to organisations undertaking research.
Our support may include:
As experts in the fields of information governance and data protection, we can help ensure that your products and services are designed in a manner that complies with data protection legislation and protects individuals’ privacy and confidentiality. With our vast expertise in supporting organisations in the realm of health research, we can also help you engage with client organisations and ensure that appropriate agreements are put in place.
We provide a full data protection and information governance consultancy service to all our clients who engage with us. We provide flexible packages and services to make sure that you only pay for what you need, so you aren’t paying for unnecessary services. Whatever you and your organisation need, we are here to help.