Improving funder policies to facilitate open science
Data and knowledge sharing are critical to ensuring evidence-based decision making during public health emergencies. Particularly during infectious disease outbreaks, data and knowledge sharing can facilitate research into new interventions for pandemic threats and accelerate the delivery of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics. Despite the importance of data sharing, it remains a challenge, especially due to a lack of appropriate infrastructure, incentive and legal demand.
GloPID-R established the Data Sharing Working Group in 2016 with the aim of developing data sharing systems that can support the research response during public health emergencies. The group seeks to ensure that the principles, tools and approaches developed are valuable to the broader community and therefore seeks engagement with NGOs, software developers, epidemiologists and scientists.
The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 874667.