Due to concerns surrounding the secure return of clinically significant results to research participants, the P3G has developed a framework to enable the implementation of a DataTrust service.

In collaboration with scientific, clinical and communications committees, this service supports, when appropriate, the process of returning individual-level research results in the context of personalized medicine.

Embedded within a stepwise governance process, the DataTrust provides a separate, independent gatekeeping function for the final verification of ethical or legal requirements prior to any return.

The uniqueness of the proposed DataTrust service lies in the ethical “due diligence” it offers so as to safely and responsibly return individual research results.