Call for input: What is your view on sharing health data for scientific research?
BigData@Heart researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht in collaboration with the European Heart Network, invite the public to share their views on data-intensive health research.
By exchanging health data between researchers, more data becomes available and new connections can be found. By combining the data from different databases researchers believe they can gain better insights into, for example, diagnosis and treatments of several diseases and conditions. Support and cooperation of patients and citizens is essential to achieve this goal. It is therefore important to find out what patients and citizens think of the (large-scale) combining and sharing of data for scientific health research. That is what this survey is about.
Your opinion is important to us! By replying to our survey, you are contributing to our proposals on how health data should be shared and protected.
The survey is available in 11 languages. You can access the survey here:
Have your voice heard and help shaping the European environment for the sharing of health data for public health, treatment, research and innovation.
If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Dr Ghislaine van Thiel at