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Update on the GDPR & Ensuring Integrity of Clinical Trial Data - The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard

December 13, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 4:30 pm

Hybrid: In-person (Boston) and Virtual (Zoom)

Topics: 1) Update on the GDPR, including discussion of the EU/US data privacy framework; 2) Considerations for ensuring accurate clinical trials data


GDPR: This session will involve a panel discussion exploring developments occurring in the past year related to the effect of the European Union’s privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), on clinical research. GDPR was the topic of a one-day meeting held in conjunction with the MRCT Center annual meeting in December 2022, and the intent of this panel is to explore what has changed in the intervening 12-month period. Topics to be addressed will include the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, the UK-US Data Bridge, ongoing litigation in the EU regarding the definition of anonymization, and the latest relevant European Data Protection Board guidance. The panel will include representatives from leading life sciences companies who advise on data privacy issues as well as a representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce who worked on the Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework.

Ensuring Integrity of Clinical Trial Data: Clinical trials are most often conducted at sites contracted to perform clinical trials. Historically, trials have most often been sited at organized clinics or hospitals, which have reliable systems of ensuring quality of care and creating and maintaining accurate medical records. Yet in recent years, clinical trials have been sited at stand-alone, for-profit research sites that lack the quality assurance infrastructure of clinics or even physician group practices; and in the wake of COVID, clinical trials have often become “remote” or “decentralized.” This session will explore the challenges in this new clinical trial environment to ensuring accurate recording and retention of data, and whether and how monitoring processes should be revised and enhanced.

This meeting is part of the MRCT Center’s 2023 Annual Meeting in Boston on December 13-14 and is open to all registrants at no cost. Guests are welcome to attend the entire program or individual sessions. While in-person attendance is encouraged, virtual participation is welcome.

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