The Institute for Applied Biosciences of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (INAB / CERTH) aims to bridge the gap between excellence research in life sciences and applications that meet the needs of end-users. In this effort, with absolute respect for human value and privacy, the Institute has developed a comprehensive Program for the Protection of Personal Data in order to fully ensure the protection of patients and study participants. Researchers and employees act in accordance with applicable Greek and European legislation, as well as international rules resulting from agreements or decisions of international organizations in which our country participates. P>
Active and dynamic participation of all INEB employees in the Personal Data Protection Program ensures that program performance audits are regularly audited and that the level of protection of personal data in the possession of the institute. To achieve these goals INAB has designed and is maintaining an Information Security Management System (ISMS). INAB is certified acording to ISO 27001:2013 for its ISMS.
How are my data protected?
In INEB we work every day to ensure that the personal data and clinical samples we receive:
• They are processed in a legal, fair and transparent manner
• Collected solely for specific and legitimate purposes
• They are sufficient, they are related to the purpose for which we collect them and are limited to what is necessary
• They are verified
• They are kept exclusively within the specified time frame and no longer
• They are processed in such a way as to ensure the necessary safety of patients and participants
INEB has undertaken the analysis of my clinical sample.
In order to take the examinations you assign to us, we will need to use some of your personal data as well as your clinical samples. The collection and processing of any information concerning you will be confidential and protected by the rules of medical confidentiality, as well as by Regulation (EC) 2016/679 on the protection of personal data. Anonymity will be respected and all necessary measures will be taken to protect the rights of the persons to whom it relates.
The personal data collected will be limited to the minimum necessary and will remain in our possession for the purpose of the examination / analysis for which it is intended, and for 6 months after that, in order to meet your possible requests concerning validation of the analysis of the results.
Can my data be used for some research?
Biomedical research at INEB CERT’s main objective is to understand the pathogenesis of the diseases and to develop and validate innovative methodologies, products and services of medical interest in order to promote the transition from the laboratory to ‘bench to bedside’, in agreement with the principles of Medical Precision to maximize benefit and minimize unnecessary costs and unwanted effects.
As long as you give us your consent, your clinical sample, along with anonymized information that accompanies it, can be used in surveys aimed at improving patient health, as well as life expectancy and quality of life.
What are my rights?
• The right of access
You may at any time be informed by us of and access to your personal data we hold.
• The right to correct data
You have the ability to contact us to correct inaccurate data.
• The “right to oblivion”
Since it does not oblige us to have a legal framework to maintain the data that relates to you, you can ask us to delete them.
• The right to data portability
You can ask us to forward your data to another organization
• The right to oppose and limit processing
If you disagree with the way we process your personal data, you may request that the processing be interrupted or restricted
• The right to withdraw consensus
You have the right to withdraw your consent to process your data at any time
I Need More Information
• If you have questions about protecting your data, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as possible and not later than one month.