User-Centric Distribution and Sharing of Genomic and Health Data


Professor Roy Campbell and team from the University of IL have developed a novel system, implemented via a mobile app, to establish a more flexible and scalable data sharing and distribution model for genomic and health. 

The system has three main components: a new data management protocol, a decentralized data store system that employs Blockchain technology to maintain security and privacy of data, and a scalable messaging service based on a publish-subscribe model. 

This technology provides a more efficient system for collecting mass amounts of patient data while enabling patients to maintain control over their data and researchers to directly access data from the clouds on which it is stored. 

Sayed Hadi Hashemi, Faraz Faghri, Roy Campbell, "Scalable Capabilities: a Practical and Correct User-Centric Access Control," (2016).