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Research Data Management: RDA COVID-19 WG

Bringing together University resources and services to facilitate researchers in the production of high quality data.


The Research Data Alliance (RDA), at the request of the European Commission, formed a working group to:

  • clearly define detailed guidelines on data sharing under the present COVID-19 circumstances to help stakeholders follow best practices to maximize the efficiency of their work,
  • to develop guidelines for policymakers to maximise timely data sharing and appropriate responses in such health emergencies, and
  • to address the interests of researchers, policy makers, funders, publishers, and providers of data sharing infrastructures.

Wellcome Joint statement on sharing research data and findings

RDA COVID-19 Recommendations & Guidelines

These guideline documents, highlight the primary data sharing resources in five areas each with different data types and two cross-cutting themes:

  • Clinical
  • Community Participation
  • Epidemiology
  • Legal and Ethical
  • Omics
  • Social Sciences
  • Software