Review: Data sharing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Review: Data sharing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Review: Data sharing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

In this editorial, the authors make a compelling argument for sharing full data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak with the World Health Organization.

Sharing full data of the COVID-19 outbreak with the World Health Organization (WHO) is of utmost importance. Decision-makers must have complete and accurate information. Deficiencies in data access during previous pandemics led to agreement that expedited data and results reporting must be shared with WHO immediately. To improve timely access to data from clinical trials, observational studies, operational research, routine surveillance, disease control program monitoring, and genetic sequences, all research manuscripts will be assigned a digital object identifier (doi) and posted online in the COVID-19 Open collection of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Government leaders, public health officials, health researchers, and others should share information and use the data shared to make evidence-informed decisions.

|2020-04-06T09:35:46-04:00April 6th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Data sharing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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