From bottleneck to enabler: a new approach to regulating data-driven medical research

Evert Stamhuis, Laura Evangelista, Sebastian van der Voort, Anastasia M. Mele, Elisa Spiller, Esra Demir, Andrea Pin, Klaus Heine

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademic


New data-driven medical technologies have been developed and are under construction that hold important benefits for patient wellbeing, disease management and clinical practices [1]. This will serve the innovation necessary for maintaining the best level of clinical practice, implying that more people can benefit from those services. For such innovations, medical researchers until recently met with technical and infrastructural hurdles. However, with these hurdles diminishing, the window opens to another bottleneck: the data and research regulations [2]. Quite frequently, the ethical and legal risks of data use stand in the way of research aimed at improving clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and translational imaging
Issue number4
Early online date2023
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2023

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