FAQ

Here you can find answers to the most common questions

What is MedCo?

There are two main sources of information about MedCo, the core technologies and cryptographic protocols and tools used are explained in detail in our paper published at IEEE/ACM TCBB. The software, modules, and packages for the prototype are described in the documentation page, together with the information needed to deploy and test it. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions/problems. Sign up to the newsletter to stay up to date.

How does MedCo work?

MedCo employs advanced cryptographic tools and privacy-enhancing techniques such as homomorphic encryption, secure distributed protocols and differential privacy. They are combined and optimized to enable effective and efficient privacy-preserving sharing of sensitive medical data. For an in-depth description of these techniques, we strongly encourage you to read our paper.

Is MedCo available online?

MedCo is open source and available in GitHub. The repositories for the latest beta release are listed here, and the information on how to deploy, use, and to develop on top of this software can be found in our documentation page.

Under which license is MedCo released?

MedCo is licensed under a EULA (End User License Agreement). You can freely use this software for non-commercial purposes. If you are planning to use it commercially, contact us.