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Informed consent is the process in which a health care provider educates a patient about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a given procedure or intervention. The patient must be competent to make a voluntary decision about whether to undergo the procedure or intervention.
Anonymized data is personal data that has been rendered anonymous in such a way that the individual is not or no longer identifiable. Thus, through data anonymization techniques, retracing a patient’s identity is no longer possible even indirectly through his / her ID number. Anonymized data can only be found in statistical analysis or aggregate data and are therefore extremely rare in the context of drug development / clinical trial.