Stichting Informatievoorziening voor Zorg en Onderzoek (STIZON)

The PHARMO Database Network is created by STIZON, in which STIZON acts as a Trusted Third Party (TTP) between the data sources and the PHARMO Institute. STIZON is authorised by the data providers to manage and process the identifiable patient data. STIZON collects and maintains the identifiable patient data retrieved from the various healthcare providers (e.g. general practitioners and pharmacists) and links the data on a patient level. Before the PHARMO Database Network can be used for research by the PHARMO Institute the data is depleted of personal information that may be traced back to persons (such as date of birth).