In close collaboration with the contributor, WWARN staff transform submitted primary data sets of individual patient or parasite results into a standard format. The original data files, an audit trail of any changes made during curation and transformation, and the resultant data set are all available to the contributor and any individuals nominated by the contributor.
Only brief summary information about an individual study is shown on the WWARN Explorer — never individual patient data. Aggregated data are openly accessible on the WWARN website.
WWARN facilitates collaborative study groups of data contributors conducting pooled analyses of their data to answer specific research questions. Each group develops an authorship plan and members can choose to participate actively as authors, if publication is anticipated. See WWARN Publication Policy.
WWARN may also produce summary regional reports and make these available on the website. Such reports will not focus on individual studies, instead aggregating data from many studies. These reports will acknowledge all contributing studies without identifying individual authors.