Medical research

We want to make a contribution to medical research. Find out how you can help us and how your data is secured. 

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Information on the further use of health-related data for research purposes

Medical research has made enormous strides in recent decades and has significantly advanced the detection and treatment of diseases. People involved in research, such as doctors or scientists, are dependent on health-related data.

Results from laboratory analyzes and information about the blood group are also so-called health-related data. Below we explain how you can contribute to medical research and how your data will be protected in this case.

If you consent to the research release of your health-related data, you are making a contribution to medical research. Your consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time in your profile (see below). It applies to all data that Rikai has collected in the past or will collect in the future.

Your health-related data includes both your information from the medical questionnaire and the results of your blood tests.

Your data is encrypted several times at Rikai. Only a limited group of people has access to your data. For research purposes, these are only passed on in anonymous form .

Anonymization of data means that all personal data is changed in such a way that no conclusions can be drawn about a person possible are. Further information on data protection can also be found in our Privacy Policy .

Your anonymized data will only be used for projects approved by an ethics committee . Research projects can be done by various institutions. For example, this could be public and private institutions such as hospitals, universities or pharmaceutical companies that would receive your health data.

Your data can be used for national and international research projects. At a minimum, the legal data protection regulations of Switzerland always apply.

Your consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time in your profile. To do this, click on Login at the top right and log in. Then click on the panda (or your profile picture) in the top right corner and go to “Profile”. Uncheck the “Research Approval” box there.

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