Medical Writing Public Disclosure Anonymisation reports from 2016 to 2017: A preliminary analysis

Volume 27, Issue 2 - Public Disclosure

Anonymisation reports from 2016 to 2017: A preliminary analysis

Abstract

The anonymisation report (AR) is a new and  relatively unknown regulatory document,  submitted as part of the redacted package of  a marketing authorisation application under  the EMA Policy 0070. The report documents  the methodology of anonymisation in each  package and the rationale for these methods.  As of December 31, 2017, 64 ARs have been  published on the clinical data website of the  European Medicines Agency. A preliminary  high-level analysis of these reports was  performed, with the aim of gaining infor -  mation on the current industry practices in  anonymisation and AR preparation. After  excluding 12 ARs from packages that did not  contain protected personal data, 52 ARs were  analysed. Information on anonymisation  methodology, re-identification risk assess -  ment, data utility assessment, and use of  software is presented.    

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References

  1. European Medicines Agency. External guidance on the implementation of the European Medicines Agency policy on the publication of clinical data for medicinal products for human use (EMA Policy 0070). EMA/90915/2016. Version 1.0 (2 March 2016) Version 1.1 (16 December 2016), Version 1.2 (11 April 2017), Version 1.3 (20 September 2017). Available at: Available from: http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Regulatory_and_procedural_guideline/2017/09/WC500235371.pdf
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