Who Owns Patient Data in Clinical Research?

There is a popular belief that there will be faster progress in the research for cancer if there is more participation by the patients. Sharing the date will most certainly help. But takes the credit for owning that data and what responsibilities and rights come from that?

For better medical practices, exchanging of data between the doctors and their patients is of utmost importance – and that data is essential for the medical progress and research.

Doctors, traditionally are collecting all the information for the patient’s health such as the medical history, prescribed drugs, tests from the laboratory, etc., and sometimes they can share that information with their doctor colleagues for additional advice.  So the medical records are the property of the physicians.