The Global Research Data Alliance community response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

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29 May 2020

The Global Research Data Alliance community response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

  • By Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Yesterday, 28 May 2020, the Research Data Alliance published the pre-final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines covering four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. This document is also complimented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.

The detailed guidelines in this body of work aim to help stakeholders follow best practices to maximise the efficiency of their work and act as a blueprint for the current and future health emergencies. The recommendations aim to help policymakers and funders maximise timely, quality data sharing and appropriate responses to health emergencies, particularly COVID-19.

The full announcement together with links to the Recommendations and Guidelines and other useful documents are available at this link https://www.rd-alliance.org/global-research-data-alliance-community-resp...

 

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