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National-level experiences of pathogen-related data sharing in pandemic times

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Meeting aims:

  • Exchange national experiences (technology and policy aspects) on data sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Learn about ongoing projects in relation to COVID-19 and other pathogen data sharing/genomic surveillance
  • Create a community for knowledge exchange/solving bottlenecks across sectors, e.g., social sciences, molecular life sciences, clinical and epidemiological sciences, hospitals and across country borders

Target audience:

  • People working on technical aspects of COVID-19 (and other pathogen) data sharing and surveillance at the national level
  • People working on policies concerning COVID-19 (and other pathogen) data sharing and surveillance at the national level
  • People involved in consortia and projects focused on international and national COVID-19 (and other pathogens) data sharing and surveillance
  • People interested in national/international pandemic preparedness strategies


Introduction and welcome –  Niklas Blomberg (ELIXIR)
Update from the COVID-19 data platform – Guy Cochrane (EBI)
Presentation 1: TBS, Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) : Importance of socio economic data when responding to a health emergency
Presentation 2 : Prof. Axel Boersch Suppan (Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Ageing and Coordinator, Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe SHARE ERIC): Understanding non-intended consequences of epidemic control decisions to contain the pandemic
Presentation 3: Gabriele Rinck, Reconciliation of Cohort data in Infectious Diseases(ReCoDID) : facilitating data and sample sharing between infectious disease cohort studies
Presentation 4:  Oliver Morgan, WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence: Supporting countries, regional and global actors to address future pandemic and epidemic risks
Roundtable – Informal sharing of national-level practical experiences in COVID-19 and other pathogen data sharing