The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is committed to ensuring the ethical handling of research subjects whose data from the electronic medical records (EMRs) of participating physicians from across Canada are aggregated in CPCSSN’s central data repository for the purpose of public health research. Organizational, physical and technological safeguards are implemented locally, regionally and nationally to ensure the privacy of research subjects is protected and that all collection, retention, use or disclosure of research data complies with applicable privacy legislation and the Tri-council Policy Statement, Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Humans,2010.
To read CPCSSN’s Privacy Statement, please click here. If you have any questions about CPCSSN’s privacy and information security policies and procedures, please feel welcome to contact CPCSSN’s Research Privacy and Ethics Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPCSSN is the 2013 winner of the Privacy Innovation Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). View the video submission presented at the IAPP awards dinner in Seattle October 1, 2013