CHUV: MedCo Project

MedCo, developed in the lab of EPFL professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux in collaboration with professor Bryan Ford’s DEDIS lab and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), is the first operational system that makes sensitive medical-data available for research in a simple, privacy-conscious and secure way. It enables hundreds of clinical sites to collectively protect their data and to securely share them with investigators, without single points of failure.

MedCo applies advanced privacy-enhancing techniques, such as:

  • Collective homomorphic encryption;
  • Secure distributed protocols;
  • Blockchains;
  • Differential privacy.