iCAREdata project

The main aim of the iCAREdata-project (Improving Care And Research Electronic Data Trust Antwerp) is to develop a central, clinical research database in out-of-hours (OOH) care in Belgium.

This is an opportunity to optimize the OOH care by linking data of primary care services in an interdisciplinary setting in the region of Antwerp. With this project, the research team of CHA-ELIZA is developing a state-of-the-art database, in sync with the most recent legal, ethical and privacy aspects present in Belgium and Europe.

One crucial aspect of the project is the unique way it links data between different health care services. Subsequently, we are able to study the chain of care that patients follow in OOH care. This gives a broader view on what is exactly happening with patients suffering an unplanned medical problem.

Researchers can consult the database after applying for access. Due to privacy rules, iCAREdata is only allowed to provide aggregated data. Researchers can find application conditions and procedures on procedure for researchers.