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CRID Example

More data sharing, less data silos!
The Clinical Research ID (The CRID) is a service that enables patients involved in clinical research the opportunity to create their own Unique Universal ID. You create your CRID (for yourself and/or your child) and you decide which researchers to share it with. By sharing your CRID, researchers can then reuse, merge and share your research data (without using your PII/PHI). It's a free service and we'll never sell or share your information with anyone.

Parents & Patients

Click HERE to create your account. If you already have an account, click LOGIN to access the system.

Benefits for Patients


• The CRID is a patient-generated identifier specifically for use in clinical research. The parent/patient decides who to share it with.
• Patients and parents no longer need to handover sensitive PII/PHI to research studies.
• There's a significantly less chance of a person having multiple IDs because the patient generates and shares their own CRID.
• The CRID identifier addresses privacy issues because no PHI is shared and it's the patient that decides to share their CRID identifier.
• Parents and patients can gain visibility into the research studies they're enrolled in.
• The CRID identifier can reduce 'survey fatigue' because previously provided information can be identified and reused.
• It's significantly easier for different research studies to merge, share and compare patients' clinical data.

Benefits for Researchers


• Reuse, merge and share de-identified research datasets with other IRB-approved research studies.
• Reuse data previously provided by parents/patients.
• CRID identifiers can be added to research studies retrospectively.

Benefits for the Research Community


• Eliminate data silos.
• Enhance that value of the current datasets.
• Reduce inefficiencies in data collection.
• Patient-orientated systems can be built by 3rd parties that enable greater collaboration and data sharing and reuse of patients' data.
• Reuse, merge and share de-identified research datasets with other IRB-approved research studies.



If you'd like your organization to be listed here to show your support for 'The CRID' initiative, please contact us.

Combined Brain
The CACNA1A Foundation
The KCNT1 Epilepsy Foundation

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