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Infographic on data sharing under COVID-19

An infographic has been published to provide an overview of the Recommendations and Guidelines on Data Sharing by the Research Data Alliance COVID-19 working group.

The final Recommendations and Guidelines were released on 30th June 2020, after a 10 week process that saw 5 open consultations on 6 drafts of the document. 

Background to the working group:

In late March 2020, RDA received a direct request from the European Commission, to create global guidelines and recommendations for data sharing under COVID-19 circumstances. Over 600 data professionals and domain experts signed up and began work in early April 2020. They produced a rich set of detailed guidelines to help researchers and data stewards follow best practices to maximise the efficiency of their work, and to act as a blueprint for future emergencies; coupled with recommendations to help policymakers and funders to maximise timely, quality data sharing and appropriate responses in such health emergencies.

The document covers four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences - complemented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.

More information on DRI's involvement can be found here:

The full Recommendations and Guidelines, Executive Summary, and other information the working group's aims can be found here:

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