How research data sharing can save lives

Groves, Trish
September 2015
BMJ: British Medical Journal;9/19/2015, Vol. 351 Issue 8025, p23
Academic Journal
The author explains how research data sharing can save lives from infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). She cautions about the commercial disincentives to early data sharing with the World Health Organization (WHO). A statement that will out in a WHO report regarding public disclosure of important information of potential relevance to public health emergencies is also presented.


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