ARWEN is the Actionable Real World Evidence Network, created to help you effortlessly participate in vital research and increase the research output of your hospital – while you stay in full control and ownership of your data.
ARWEN: A pan-European network of forward-thinking hospitals, healthcare professionals and researchers with an interest in Real-World Evidence research.
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Frequently asked questions
ARWEN makes your Real-World Data (RWD) more actionable: increasing the research output of your hospital in a way that is fast, scalable and transparently generates revenues. With ARWEN collecting, standardising and analysing RWD to participate in more academically & financially rewarding research, shouldn’t have to be a struggle.
As a launching partner, you will get the first pick on which studies and programmes to join. This is beneficial given most studies and programmes have limited spots.
We don’t just help hospitals easily apply and join Real-World Evidence (RWE) research opportunities, but we enable the research itself, solving the major pain points that are hampering current studies.
We aim to speed up the generation of insights in the real-world to provide actionable insights to improve healthcare.
There is no investment needed from the hospitals. The hospitals receive financial returns when participating in studies, but no financial investment is asked of the hospitals when participating in ARWEN.
As a member of ARWEN, you have access to research outcomes, benchmarked data and best practices that offer ways to improve the (cost) efficiency and quality of your care – whilst leaving you in full control of your hospital’s data.
And you contribute to scientific research improving medical knowledge turning data into better healthcare.
No. ARWEN was founded by LOGEX after seeing the barriers that hold many of its healthcare clients back when trying to participate in RWE research. LOGEX believes it can help remove these barriers whilst remaining a trusted and impartial third party. That is why it chose to fund the start-up of ARWEN entirely independently.
The hospital is always the data controller, in compliance with GDPR terms. ARWEN ensures continuous control of hospitals on your data:
- Your data is yours – ARWEN is not a data broker
- Your data is safe – The privacy and security of your data always comes first
- Your data is valuable – ARWEN provides clear and transparent financial benefits
- Your data is vital – We are proud to support your ambition to help fast-track crucial research
Patient-level data will not be shared. We are GDRP compliant, so only aggregated anonymised data will be shared with the hospital’s permission. For most studies, this will only be on a population level. Additional permission for sharing aggregated anonymised data at the hospital level is always needed.
ARWEN is powered by LOGEX. An industry-leading healthcare analytics company. LOGEX deploys data security and privacy by design. Our dedicated information security office monitors security procedures in-depth, assuring your data is safe and secure. In addition, we support multiple user authorisation levels to control the privacy and transparency of your data.
We are fully GDPR compliant and ISO27001 certified.
ARWEN does not sell anonymised data. ARWEN ensures continuous control of your data. ARWEN is not a data broker.
The Data Processing Agreement (DPA) specifies the data retention period.
When a hospital is participating in a study with their RWD, the hospital will be entitled to a percentage royalty on the revenues depending on the role of the hospital.
Open running studies and programmes
To obtain a longitudinal view of patients, we require at least three years of routine healthcare data- collected in all hospitals. This includes prescription data, medical procedures, and diagnosis codes (usually expressed as ICD10-codes).
Complex RWE studies
The ambition of ARWEN is to enable complex RWE studies and programmes. Additional data sources such as pathology data, laboratory data, imaging data, and clinical outcomes are collected and linked to understand the patient treatment and outcomes fully.
At LOGEX, we have worked for hospitals since 2008. In the past years, we have supported the extraction and analytics of RWD in local and international initiatives. For example, standards of care, the impact of COVID, patient pathway optimisation. We believe that collecting, standardising and analysing data to participate in more RWE research should not have to be a struggle; that is why we are forming ARWEN.