Data access control
Agora’s blockchain allows organizations to set legally binding data access parameters controlling the use of each of their data assets by third parties.
Protecting data, computations and outputs
Data stay where they are, encrypted inside personal apps or institutional firewalls. Allowable privacy exposure is decided upfront by data owners and quantified thanks to differential privacy. For every computation, tracked by the blockchain, the risk is updated, and controlled.
Agora’s computations (SMPC) are distributed across data sources standardized with FHIR, OMOP, DICOM and controlled by secret sharing protocols. Whether to validate new AI or assess population risk, the breath and distribution of Agora’s data sources provide a new level of statistical robustness.
The Agora token powers the pay-for-computation system. Tokens are convertible in fiat or stable coins and allow data owners to be paid in real time for every computation while users pay only for what they get from the data.
Benefits for data owners
Agora provides business intelligence tools that allow data owners to become a driver of biomedical innovation through paid computations on their data, while the data remains encrypted behind the firewalls. The reduction of administrative costs through better risk management using ‘privacy budgets’ makes data monetization both safe and scalable.
Data remains local – under control of owner
Agora runs analytics on local and encrypted data. Distributed, non-proprietary storage reduces privacy and security risks while owners retain full control of their data. The users can decide who can compute on the data, what are the allowable use-cases and what is the price for each data asset. These permissions can be changed at any point.
Privacy-guaranteed computing at global scale
Privacy enhanced computing mathematically guarantees true anonymity. This would permit data sharing between partners with no compliance risks, expanding opportunities for Research & Development collaborations in different areas such as biomarkers discovery or quality-of-care studies. Patent pending cryptography powers analytics protected by Secure Multiparty Computation and Differential Privacy techniques supported by a block-chain authentication.
Multiply the value of data
Agora’s guaranteed ethical and legal compliance enables data sharing across borders, leveraging it at a global scale, thereby boosting the return on investment for organizations creating the data assets.
Benefits for life sciences, payers and health companies
High-quality data to power your business is siloed across systems, which are expensive to maintain and seldom up to date. Agora’s distributed, privacy-guaranteed computations allow you to tap into live institutional and mobile data sources in minutes. Agora seamlessly links the data across systems from multiple organizations, giving you a longitudinal view of information such as clinical outcomes, patient experience, quality of care and treatment costs. The result is accelerated product development and easier monitoring of products in the market, leading to improved care delivery.
Low-cost, data when you need them
Agora gives you access to the data you need in minutes. The dynamic permissions and access control ease the task of identifying the available data for your chosen purpose at an acceptable cost. Distributed and secure computations work to deliver the insights you need, which you pay for on a ‘Query as a Service’ basis.
Real-world data fingertips
By tapping into live, locally stored data, Agora gives you the most up-to-date picture of your target populations, simultaneously sourcing the information from EMRs, disease registries and mobile devices. The solution privately connects records across systems and episodes of care, making it easier to put Real World Evidence into use during clinical trials and post-market studies.