The Personal Health Train (PHT) initiative aims for increased utilization of existing biomedical data for research into personalized health, preventive and tailored medicine and value-based health care. A video explaining the PHT concept can be found here:
The key concept behind PHT is to bring research to the data rather than the classical solution of bringing data to the research.
The PHT is designed to give controlled access to heterogeneous data sources while ensuring maximum privacy protection and maximum engagement of individual patients or citizens. As a prerequisite, health data is made FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Stations containing FAIR data (‘FAIRports’) may be controlled by individuals (‘Personal lockers’), (general) physicians, biobanks, hospitals and (public) data repositories.