Data in health and science research: Nature editorial

Insight played a pivotal role in a Day of Action for Data in Health and Science that was held in Brussels on June 16th. Insight researchers, along with the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the European biobanking infrastucture the BBMRI-ERIC among others, joined forces for a day of seminars and meetings with policy-makers about the proposed EU data protection regulation. Data protection legislation is an immensely important part of this increasingly data driven world of ours. However, in fields like medical research, data is crucial, but there is a risk that data protection measures will inadvertently render some research too costly or difficult to do. This Day of Action was the subject of an editorial in Nature Magazine. Read more