Technical anonymisation group

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has established an expert group in data anonymisation known as the technical anonymisation group (TAG) to help further develop best practices for the anonymisation of clinical reports, in the context of the Agency's policy on the publication of clinical data.

The group includes members from academia, industry, patients and healthcare professionals with expertise in areas such as data protection, developing standards and guidance for anonymisation and re-analysis of clinical data. EMA established the group following a public call for applications launched in March 2017.

The group will consider experience to date with EMA's publication of clinical reports. In particular, it will assess:

  • patient re-identification and any privacy risks in the light of new technological developments;
  • the scientific utility of the published clinical data as a function of the anonymisation methodology used;
  • whether it is possible to successfully conduct a secondary analysis of the anonymised clinical data.

More information on the TAG's responsibilities is available in this document:

Members

The table below lists (in alphabetical order of surname) the current members of the TAG, together with their curriculum vitae and declaration of interests.

NameCurriculum vitae (CV)Declaration of interests (DoI)
Khaled El Emam PDF iconKhaled El Emam CV Khaled El Emam DoI
Jean-Marc Ferran PDF iconJean-Marc Ferran CV PDF iconJean-Marc Ferran DoI
Uwe Fiedler PDF iconUwe Fiedler CV PDF iconUwe Fiedler DoI
Christine Fletcher PDF iconChristine Fletcher CV PDF iconChristine Fletcher DOI
Cathal Gallagher PDF iconCathal Gallagher CV PDF iconCathal Gallagher DOI
Lukasz Kniola PDF iconLukasz Kniola CV PDF iconLukasz Kniola DOI
Bradley Malin PDF iconBradley Malin CV PDF iconBradley Malin DOI
Sarah Nevitt PDF iconSarah Nevitt CV PDF iconSarah Nevitt DOI
Nicola Orlandi PDF iconNicola Orlandi CV PDF iconNicola Orlandi DOI
Lee Parker PDF iconLee Parker CV PDF iconLee Parker DOI
Frank Rockhold PDF iconFrank Rockhold CV PDF iconFrank Rockhold DOI
Kristian Svendsen PDF iconKristian Svendsen CV PDF iconKristian Svendsen DOI
Rafal Swierzewski PDF iconRafal Swierzewski CV PDF iconRafal Swierzewski DOI

The following individuals are aslo members of the TAG:

  • Monica Dias (chair, EMA)
  • Ada Adriano (EMA)
  • Anne-Sophie Henry-Eude (EMA)
  • Frank Pétavy (EMA)
  • Karen Quigley (EMA)
  • Alessandro Spina (EMA)
  • Giuseppe d'Acquisto (Italian data protection authority)
  • Dina Kampouraki (observer, European data protection supervisor)

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