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UK research bodies agree steps to protect anonymity of study participants

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2372 (Published 26 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2372
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A group of medical research bodies have agreed to a set of measures to reduce the risk that participants in genomic studies can be subsequently identified.

The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Medical Research Council have fully accepted the steps set out in October 2013 by the Expert Advisory Group on Data Access.1

The issue was highlighted last year in the journal Science, …

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