The launch of this multi-stakeholder framework - The CODE-EHR Minimum Standards Framework - aims at improving clinical research using real-world data.
The intent of this project is to overcome the existing obstacles to the structured use of evidence generated from healthcare data for clinical research (i.e. concerning verification, validation and data privacy). In order to do so, the framework aims at providing researchers with practical guidance on how real-world data can be applied to research while making sure suitable governance and transparency are ensured.
This is an exciting piece of news for the in silico medicine community considering the potential of real-world evidence for modelling and simulation. It additionally highlights the increased EU support for and funding of projects related to computer-modelling and simulation.