Data De-Identification Process – Sangeetha Nagarajan, Singapore Eye Research Institute


Session Outline

How the Research data de-identification (removal of research participant’s/patients identifiers) is performed in research field via independent 3rd party (Data Management Unit) so that the research data/images can be shared in de-identified manner to internal & international collaborators by following the HBRA/PDPA guidelines/appropriate data governing policies & guidelines.

How the de-identification process in SERI-SNEC was set-up?

The de-identification process and the workflow implemented in SNEC-SERI helps to render the research data non-identifiable to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the patient’s/research participants.

Key Takeaways

  • What are the key patient identifiers to be de-identified?
  • Research consent – criteria for data de-identification
  • The de-identification process/workflow
  • Assigning of anonymised de-identification code to research data/images

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