On November 9-10, 2015, the jointly organized GA4GH-IRDiRC Task Force on Machine Readable Consent (MRC) met in Paris for a workshop. A group of highly-dedicated specialists came together to develop computer-readable data access and use categories, which could eventually inform consent form language, through aligning a user’s permissions against a common set of permitted data use types. The group discussed on consent, data access and discovery and the limitations of MRC. The second day was focused on different ‘user stories’ of data providers and users, related to conditions on data access. The successful workshop ended with a session on pilot testing and the identification of next steps.
To learn more about MRC, visit the dedicated MRC Task Force page.