Project TRANSFoRm

Duration: 2010-2015
Translational Medicine and Patient Safety in Europe

Nivel-logo-TRANSFoRM-250pxThe aim was to develop the technology that facilitates a learning healthcare system. It brings together a highly multidisciplinary consortium where three carefully chosen clinical ‘use cases’ will drive, evaluate and validate the approach to the ICT challenges.



  • Full title: Translational Medicine and Patient Safety in Europe
  • Deliverables: see the publications on the right
  • Funding: EU Seventh Framework Programme
  • Project participants: 24 participants from 10 countries
  • Project partners: University of Dundee; Universität Düsseldorf
  • Nivel involvement: project partner
  • Nivel experts: Prof. Robert Verheij PhD
  • International project website:


Throughout Europe, data is collected in primary care that can in principle be used for epidemiological research and clinical trials.

Doel Aim

Research questions are:

  • To what extent and in what way can these data become available for this research?
  • Which requirements must then be met?

OrganisatieProject design

Nivel is involved in two sub-projects:

  1. Legal and ethical framework.
  2. Data quality


The first sub-project deliveres a framework on the basis of which issues regarding privacy protection can be described.
The second sub-project builds on the Dutch EHR scan and provides an instrument with which the usability of data from electronic patient records can be assessed.

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Verheij, R. Project TRANSFoRm. From: [Last update 05-July-2021; consulted on 17-January-2022]. URL: