A dedicated team of legal (privacy) experts and ethicists focussed on health care and health research

Our mission is furthering the improvement of health and health care, guided by the public values
which underly scientific research and European health care systems.


Advice and researching


Dataprotection and DPIA’s


Policy briefs and reports


Research collaborations


Data en material transfer agreements

We offer services to researchers and research organisation, patient organisations, health care providers and public health organisations, governmental agencies

Constructive and engaged

We do not follow trends but follow our mission. Against the current if necessary, but always aiming at contributing positively and critically to public, professional and academic debates and their practical implementation.

Our expertise ranges from medical law and privacy and data protection legislation in its various ramifications, to European law, as well as research ethics and governance.

We combine hands-on ethical and legal advice directly applicable to research and contribute to the professional and academic debate.

Over 30 years of experience in ethical and legal aspects of health care and health research.

News from MLCF


One of the European projects that Evert-Ben van Veen is involved with - BigData@Heart - recently made a webinar on the General Data Protection Regulation paying particular attention to the research exemptions in the GDPR. Full details can be found here.

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Privacy zones

Evert-Ben van Veen co-authored an article on A standardised graphic method for describing data privacy frameworks in primary care research using a flexible zone model together Wolfgang Kuchinke and others. It was published online in the International Journal of...

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