Development & Innovation
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Action on Transparency: Study registration at University Hospital Basel
In close collaboration with the DKF, the University Hospital of Basel (USB) is breaking new ground to promote the publication of clinical studies. A programme titled "Study scandal" aired on the "Puls" show on the Swiss television channel SRF at the beginning of February. It referred to the large number of clinical trials in Switzerland, which, according to the programme's research, end up being stowed away unpublished.
Tailor-made solutions for statistics and data management
At the DKF, the statistical tool R is being optimised for use in clinical research. R is a programming environment for statistical calculations and graphics that can be used and adapted in many ways.
eConsent: basis for future reserach projects
Every day, hospitals produce countless health-related data and samples that could provide useful information for everyday medical practice if used and evaluated correctly. Patients are overwhelmingly willing to make their data available for research. The consent - and refusal of consent - of each and every individual must nevertheless be carefully documented and managed.
The DKF is working on a data secure and patient-friendly solution for these processes. They are the prerequisite for researchers to be able to use the large amounts of data sensibly and profitably for research projects in the future.
A detailed report on this groundbreaking project, which is supported throughout Switzerland, will follow shortly.
Research in times of "Big Data"
How can the innumerable health-related information generated daily in a hospital be used meaningfully and to the advantage of future generations of patients? The DKF is working together with the ICT Department of the University Hospital Basel on systems to unify and facilitate the procurement of data packages for research projects. In the future, researchers at the USB will have a contact point for such inquiries, where they can also obtain comprehensive advice on research with data and samples collected in routine practice.
A detailed report on this project will follow soon.