Webinar: Introducing the International COVID-19 Data Alliance

| 30/06/2020

Webinar:  Introducing the International COVID-19 Data Alliance.

Introducing COVID-19 Data Alliance and Workbench


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  • Steve Burnell, Director, COVID-19 Response, Minderoo Foundation; Chief Executive Officer, Collaborate Against Cancer, Minderoo Foundation
  • Steve Kern Deputy Director, Quantitative Sciences, Global Health – Integrated Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Julia Levy, Interim Director, International COVID-19 Data Alliance, HDR UK
  • Chair: Andrew Morris, Director, HDR UK
  • Névine Zariffa, Founder, NMD Group LLC
  • David Sibbald, CEO and Co-Founder, Aridhia Informatics Ltd
  • Nicola Perrin, Interim Governance Lead, International COVID-19 Data Research Alliance and Workbench, HDR UK
  • Gerry Reilly, Chief Technology Officer, HDR UK
  • Panel Q&A contributor: Peter Goodhand, Chief Executive Officer, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH)
  • Panel Q&A contributor: Aziz Sheikh, Professor of Primary Care Research & Development and Director of the Usher Institute, The University of Edinburgh; Director, Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, NIHR RESPIRE Unit and HDR UK BREATHE Hub, and Co-Director, NHS Digital Academy


About the webinar

Many organisations across the world are conducting studies into COVID-19 and generating data that, when aggregated and re-analysed, can lead to powerful insights that help accelerate discovery of interventions.  However, the datasets are often siloed, making it difficult for researchers to share and collaborate quickly to leverage the expertise and capabilities of 21st century research and analysis.

The International COVID-19 Data Alliance is being established to help respond to this challenge.  It will provide an environment for focused collaborative research, matching high value data from many sources with cutting edge analysis to accelerate collaboration, discovery and development of insights and treatments to combat COVID-19, all with privacy and accessibility in mind.  Over the longer-term, it will enable scientific discovery to respond to future disease outbreaks.

Please join us on Wednesday 8th July from 3:30 – 5:00pm BST to learn more about this initiative and ways in which you can become involved.  We are keen to make this session as informative as possible. You can submit a question via the registration form, or email us on COVID@hdruk.ac.uk.

We are conscious that there is a huge amount of activity in this arena and are therefore keen to connect, collaborate with and involve existing initiatives.  Therefore please do get in contact if you are interested in learning more.

Registration for this event is now closed.