The platform offers clinical investigators the opportunity to easily cooperate across projects, using information captured in the database. The UR-CARE database is now open to conduct retrospective as well as prospective study projects.
UR-CARE complies with the EU regulations for human studies and with GDPR.
3 levels of retrospective study project can be conducted in UR-CARE:
Centres and permanently established study groups can conduct retrospective studies with their own data without any further approval from the UR-CARE Steering Committee.
A study group is considered as permanently established in UR-CARE when a legal representative of the group has collected the written consent of each centre of the group, stating that the anonymised medical data of their patients can be used within the group's retrospective projects. Should a study group wish to have a permanently established status in UR-CARE, an agreement form will be made available to them.
For non-permanently established study groups, it will be necessary to submit a study project proposal, via the Proposals' module of UR-CARE, and to follow the steps outlined below: