The RDA responded to an urgent call for action and defined much needed, comprehensive recommendations and guidelines for data sharing under the present COVID-19 circumstances.
On 28 May 2020, RDA has published the pre-final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines covering four research areas – clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. This document is also complimented by overarching areas focusing on legal and ethical considerations, research software, community participation and indigenous data.
The detailed guidelines in this body of work aim to help stakeholders follow best practices to maximise the efficiency of their work and act as a blueprint for the current and future health emergencies. The recommendations aim to help policymakers and funders maximise timely, quality data sharing and appropriate responses to health emergencies, particularly COVID-19.
The final draft is open for public comment at https://doi.org/10.15497/rda00046 until the 8 June.
All input, comments and suggestions are welcome. The RDA COVID-19 activities are conducted under the RDA guiding principles of Openness, Consensus, Balance, Harmonisation, Community-driven, Non-profit and Technology-neutral. The results and outputs are open to all.
1. Research Data Alliance COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines Executive Summary
2. Research Data Alliance COVID-19 Complete Recommendations and Guidelines – 28 May 2020 Release
3. RDA COVID-19 Working Group
4. RDA COVID-19 All Working Group Outputs (5 releases)
Many thanks and kindest regards,
Timea Biro | Project Manager, Digital Repository of Ireland
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Request for comments: RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines
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