Data sharing

EORTC is committed to ensuring the data its studies generate is put to good use by the cancer research community.

EORTC’s policy to consider sharing all data and human biological material generated from its research, whilst safeguarding intellectual property, the privacy of patients and confidentiality. This is only upon request from qualified scientific and medical researchers, for reanalysis and other research purposes.

EORTC complies with the OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding and with the National Institutes of Health Final Statement on Sharing Research Data released on February 26, 2003; it is committed to do so within the limits needed to guarantee the protection of personal data in accordance with the EU data protection rules and other applicable European legislation.

Data applicants are required to submit a research proposal. Each request will be evaluated by EORTC’s scientific specialists for scientific validity and feasibility.