Success Story

Technology Transfer Partnerships: Privacy Analytics (OTTN)

10/18/2012

A born leader


The Privacy Analysis Risk Assessment Tool (PARAT), when applied to BORN’s research data, makes Ontario the national leader in population studies.
About 140,000 babies are born and screened for diseases and risk factors in Ontario each year. This data is stored in the Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN) and used by researchers to understand emerging trends in the health of children and mothers.

To allow researchers to better and more securely access this data, the University of Ottawa and Rideau Commercialization Network Partner Ottawa Technology Transfer Network (OTTN) helped Privacy Analytics’ CEO, Dr. Khaled El Emam provide the technology to facilitate the sharing of this data for secondary purposes (e.g., research and public health) in a manner that preserves the privacy of mothers and babies.

BORN is one of the most comprehensive, secure and coveted mother-child registries in Canada. The Privacy Analysis Risk Assessment Tool (PARAT), when applied to BORN’s research data, makes Ontario the national leader in population studies.

Return on Innovation

  • Created 14 jobs
  • Giving Ontario a research edge

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