Improve your access to reliable health data so as to boost research

Pharmaceutical companies and the life sciences industry  rely on both research data and real-world data to conduct ground-breaking health care research and to bring innovation to a higher level.


Health research - data broker

Improve your access to reliable real-world data

You want to raise awareness of the importance of re-using health data.

You want to rely on real-world health data that meets the criteria you have defined and that is fit for your research purposes.

Create trust

You want to produce evidence that you are handling high-quality health data in a privacy-compliant way.

You want to show accountability for the outcomes of your research.


The privacy-compliant use of high-quality and trustworthy health data and systems is crucial to advance research

Pharma and life sciences:
How robust is your health data approach?

Are you sure all measures are in place in order to …

Be confident of the quality of your research data

A continuous cycle of data improvement

Health data is the very core of your business. It is essential that data quality checks and improvement cycles be integrated in your company’s daily routines.

We provide you with instruments, insights and strategies to know and enhance your data quality

Improve your access to real-world data

Increased research eligibility for health data providers

You want to select the appropriate real-world data fast and easy. However, real-world health data is often not fit for the intended re-use purposes.

Health data providers can therefore have their specific data sets benchmarked against your quality criteria so as to check whether they are fit for your research objective.

We verify that health data is fit for purpose

Benchmark for clinical research

Turn data into knowledge

Rely on expertise in all phases of your research

You want to perform your research to the highest quality but you are lacking the resources to do so?

Our expert team can assist you from study design, data collection and data analysis using appropriate statistical methods, to the correct interpretation and reporting of study results.

We Promote Proper Analysis of Health Data (PROPAD)

Propad-proper analysis of health data

Comply with all data protection regulations

Create clarity and alignment

Health data is the most personal and sensitive information. Its use is tightly governed.

GDPR compliance is a challenge that has to interplay with other aspects of information governance such as ethics, security and contractual obligations. 

In addition, the assurance of the processes, tools and practices that are in force when using a health ICT system is essential.

And finally, you want to educate your staff to ensure they understand and adhere to your practices and policies.

We conduct conformity assessments against a unique set of European criteria

Check trustworthy health data

We organise GDPR tutorials

Produce the necessary quality labels

Create certified trust

There is a growing demand from individuals and businesses alike to see evidence of the quality and trustworthiness of health data and health data handling.

As a neutral body, i~HD can help produce the necessary evidence by conducting assessments and issuing different types of quality labels that showcase an organisation’s accountability.

Be part of an innovative health data community

Connect and collaborate

Get in touch with other health data stakeholders, showcase the research value of data, boost collaboration, help shape governance of societally trusted reuse of health data in research.

Participating in our events and joining our independent European multi-stakeholder institute means being part of a health data community where you can showcase your expertise, propose initiatives and work out solutions.  

i~HD unites all health data stakeholders to catalyse and enable the reuse of health data

i~HD’s involvement in IMI projects

i~HD plays a strong role in national and international R&D projects and European-wide collaborative initiatives. We are collaborating with many pharma companies through several IMI projects.

Click on the logos to learn more about our involvement in each of these projects.

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