Benefits of data sharing

We will make data available to the health, humanitarian and research communities for analyses that fill knowledge gaps that aim to reduce the impact of Ebola. By contributing data, you can contribute to life-saving research and become a part of a network of researchers, policy-makers and organisations contributing to better health outcomes for at-risk populations.

Credit: USAID
Credit: USAID

By sharing your data through IDDO, you will help to:

  • Promote and facilitate timely dissemination of research results;
  • Identify gaps in knowledge that will inform the definition of research priorities; 
  • Respect the contribution of patients whose data are used by ensuring their information helps the highest number of patients in the future;
  • Ensure that the results of research and innovation reach the communities and countries affected;
  • Promote and facilitate the pooling of data to improve the power of research results;
  • Improve research methods for better research in the future. 

Sharing data will enable you to:

  • Expand your network
  • Ensure that your data are used to maximum effect
  • Ensure long-term, secure data storage 

Researchers, governments and humanitarian agencies will be able to access data to enable more accurate analyses to be undertaken to find better treatments and improve responses to future outbreaks.