E-Infrastructures for clinical epidemiological studies across Scotland
AuthorSinnott, Richard O.; McCafferty, Susan; STELL, ANTHONY; Watt, John
Source TitleIADIS International Conference e-Society 2008
PublisherInternational Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS)
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsSinnott, R. O., McCafferty, S., Stell, A., & Watt, J. (2008). E-Infrastructures for clinical epidemiological studies across Scotland. In IADIS International Conference e-Society 2008, Algarve, Portugal.
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As the proliferation of digital data about individuals increases the opportunities for leveraging this information to benefit society become correspondingly greater. This is especially true in the domain of e-Health where a large number of disparate clinical data resources exist around the world, often housed in individual systems, but with great potential to advance medical and health-care provision if harnessed together and linked with other data resources. In this paper we present a variety of projects that federate such health and other data through re-usable and adaptable e-Infrastructures targeted to the needs of the Scottish and wider e-Research communities. At the heart of all these systems and to counter societies natural wariness of such systems and their use of their personal information are fine grained and adaptable security systems which restrict and enforce access to data to authorised individuals. In this paper we outline these e- Infrastructure architectures, their associated security models and how we are applying them to support epidemiological studies.
Keywordse-Health; clinical data security and classification
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