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Application of GDPR to Biomedical Research

BBMRI-ERIC Position Paper


The Application of GDPR to Biomedical Research:

Positions, Findings and Proposals for Amendment From the Regulated Community



Over the past decade, biomedical research has become increasingly international and the analysis of existing data sets for research purposes and to share datasets across national borders as part of research collaborations has taken on increased importance.


in this Position Paper, positions and findings are presented which are the result of conversation among an international coalition of stakeholders interested in the effect of GDPR on scientific research including representatives from Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States.


Aim of this Position Paper is to illustrate for the European Commission, the adverse consequences that result from confusing regulatory interpretations of GDPR as applied to processing of personal data for research purposes ….


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