Research does not always occur in laboratory settings. As part of citizen science, citizens collect data and make it available for research projects. Now, this approach is also adopted in medicine by way of patient science: in a new project, patients take part in cystic fibrosis research. The goal is to improve the lives of those who are affected by this chronic disease.
In this interview with MEDICA-tradefair.com, Dr. Nils B. Heyen talks about patient science, explains how it is applied in a very open project and describes what it could offer patients compared to professional science.
Dr. Heyen, what is patient science?
Dr. Nils B. Heyen: Patient science is based on the established concept of citizen science, that being scientific research that involves citizens. For our patient format, we have chosen a special group of citizens we want to actively involve in research. ...
Read the complete interview with Dr. Nils B. Heyen at MEDICA-tradefair.com!