About the study
Personalized Parkinson Project
The primary objective of the study is to perform a set of hypothesis-driven analyses on the study data set, aiming to correlate established biomarkers (obtained clinically, from brain MRI, from CSF, from known genetic factors, and from monitoring of biosensors signals) to the rate of disease progression, and to responses to treatment (both pharmacological and behavioural, such as participation in exercise). The secondary objective of the study is to evaluate the Verily Study Watch, to assess how this device could provide information about the function of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, this cohort will serve as a source of data that can be accessed by qualified researchers worldwide.
Sharing data worldwide
The research data will be securely stored and shared with researchers worldwide using an advanced method called PEP (Polymorphic Encryption and Pseudonymisation), developed by Professors Bart Jacobs and Eric Verheul of the Digital Security Group at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences at Radboud University. This method makes it possible to store research findings securely, while maximally guaranteeing the privacy of the participants. The PEP-method also makes it possible to share pseudonymised research data with other leading researchers around the world.