Ocean allows some carefully-selected forms to be designated as “anonymous”. These anonymous forms provide a secure mechanism for participating clinics to submit and aggregate research data on the Ocean server.
To protect patient privacy, responses to the answered forms are stored without any patient identifiers. Example informed consent forms are available to capture the patient’s consent when required.
Ocean site administrators have complete control over their participation and use of anonymous forms to ensure adherence to the principles above for their patient population (e.g. appropriate informed consent in local language, etc.).