Co-designing policy recommendations on accessible public transport – join the TRIPS webinar

Accessible Transport

Today’s transport systems remain largely inaccessible for people living with disabilities. But how can we prioritise accessibility and inclusivity in transport systems to ensure equal mobility for all? Within the TRIPS project, Trilateral Research focuses on the experiences and needs of disabled people and develops policy recommendations to directly address their challenges in current urban […]

Return to the office and COVID-19 vaccination status

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While over a year ago, employers engaged in a considerable undertaking to transition their workforces to a remote environment, many now begin the process of returning to the office. As the COVID-19 vaccination drive continues to progress at a steady pace, employers are considering how they will balance the need to provide a safe working […]

Inclusive Communication to Influence Behaviour Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying “infodemic” lend new urgency to the study and practice of risk communication. It is particularly crucial to effectively communicate information to vulnerable groups, which is to say those that are especially susceptible to harm: this includes persons with underlying health conditions or disabilities, elderly people, the socioeconomically disadvantaged, and […]

Agreeing to share research data and biological material – factors to consider

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Medical researchers have access to valuable data and biological material, the further processing of which by researchers in other fields presents immense opportunities for greater advances in medical science and significant improvements in patient outcomes. Data subjects who have donated biological material for research are often more than willing, therefore, to consent to the sharing […]

Leveraging the value of healthcare data

Value of Healthcare Data

Healthcare data is valuable. In particular, aggregating and analysing large-scale healthcare data using machine learning and other data analytics tools may offer new insights in relation to diseases, resulting in better patient outcomes. Furthermore, according to the 2019 EY report on Realising the value of health care data, this is expected to generate knock-on effects […]

Using data insights to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound effect on the daily life of people across Europe, from economic repercussions to mental wellbeing. Policymakers and public health experts unanimously recognise the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable persons: minors, ethnic minorities, migrants, girls and women, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and the elderly. The uneven […]

Five essential data protection improvements for hospitals

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The context in which hospitals process personal data has changed with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and advances in hacking and other cyber-attack capabilities. However, the pace of change in hospitals’ policies, procedures and practice has often not matched the external pace of change, and hospitals need more support to better […]

Understanding cyber-risk in the healthcare sector

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Delivering care to patients necessitates the processing of sensitive personal data, recognised as “special category” data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Art. 9). By processing such data, an organisation inherently takes on risk that needs to be managed. In the context of the provision of healthcare, where the outcome of unauthorised or unintended […]

Facing up to biometric data

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You’re about to pay your bill at a restaurant when you realise that you’ve left both your mobile phone and wallet at home. You’re in trouble, aren’t you? Not if you’re in some parts of China or the United States, where if you’ve pre-registered with the relevant app, you can now simply look into the […]

Vaccine roll-out – challenges posed by the rollout of management systems

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Given the immense scientific success in developing multiple vaccines for COVID-19 using existing and novel technologies, countries are scrambling to deliver the approved vaccines as quickly as possible. Some of these vaccines require two doses over a given period while others are single dose. In order to maximise the benefit from the limited supply over […]