Article Abstract

Maintenance of a European database

Authors: Stefano Passani, Danilo Pellicano, Enrico Passariello, Marco Perticarà


Although neither Oxford or Cambridge Dictionaries offer a definition for database (DB), DB maintenance in clinical informatics jargon means the organisation of dedicated operations to keep a clinical research DB “fit for purpose” i.e., serving effectively the research and teaching objectives is designed for, over the number of years that is expected to run, in full compliance with data protection legislation.