Data Sharing: A Cholera Case Study

Source: Wellcome Trust. Published: 11/30/2019. This 27-page study aims to better understand the barriers and enablers for research data sharing during recent epidemics of cholera in Western Africa. It takes into consideration the experiences at a country level from outbreaks in Guinea and C ôte d’Ivoire in 2012 and 2014 respectively, as well as the region’s general experience up until 2018, to gather specific and general lessons learned. The study was also funded by United Kingdom Department of International Development. (PDF)
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