16.07.2018 - 15.07.2022

DATAGov - Public and patient involvement in health data governance: a people-centred approach to data protection in genetic diseases

PTDC/SOC-SOC/32194/2017 (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032194)

Financing Instituitions

Participating Institutions
Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto (ISPUP/UP) • Epidemiology Research Unit Institute of Public Health, University of Porto (EPIUnit) e Centro Hospitalar São João.



Principal Investigator: Cláudia de Freitas

Financiamento aprovado pelo Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização na sua componente FEDER, pela Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.

Proponent: Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto

Financial Support:
Program: P2020|COMPETE - Projetos em Todos os Domínios Científicos
Financial Institution: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Financial Geographic Scope: Nacional
Financing Agreement Date: 2018-05-22

Approval date: 2018-04-24
Start date: 2018-07-16
Estimated date of completion: 2022-07-15

Total Budget: 201.316,83 €



DATAGov aims to promote the co-production of a model for public and patient involvement in health data governance. Using a mixed methods research approach, the project will identify people’s preferences regarding participation in decisions concerned with data collection, sharing and protection and secondary data use, and provide an understanding of the reasons underlying them. This will form a stepping stone to engage lay people and professional experts from two reference centres for rare diseases in a dialogue about the benefits and risks of public and patient involvement in data governance, as well as in devising social innovations to address emerging ethical, legal and social challenges linked to participation.


Project Website: https://datagov-involve.wixsite.com/datagov



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