1st KATY Progress and Assembly Meeting
The KATY consortium finally gathered on May 24th to 25th in Rome for their first in-person meeting
The first day of the meeting was marked by a review of the first 16 project months. After a short introdction and statement by KATY's Project Offficer at the European Commission, Roxana-Maria Dascalu, KATY researchers reported their progress and highlights of the first project year. All team presentations were accompanied by a rich discussion on technical and ethical challenges in regard to collecting data.
On the second day of the meeting, KATY met with its sister project GenoMed4ALL and other subject-related projects, such as B1MG, BIOMAP, OPTIMA and REVERT for a roundtable discussion on sharing personal data within EU-funded projects. The discussion focused on the topics such as data protection requirements for sharing data in health research, the legal basis for processing of data and roles in data processing activities. The Symposium also focussed on the implementation of technical and organisational measures, anonymisation and pseudonymisation aspects as well as on informed consent in health research projects. The afternoon of the second day was marked by a KATY Jr. session, in which young researchers within the KATY project discussed topics in their everyday research and lab life and connected to each other.
Despite the challenging circumstances of the pandemic in 2021, the KATY consortium is happy to announce that it is well on track with phase 1 and making progress with the user-centric design process of the KATY Platform.