Data Sharing in a Humanitarian Organization: The Experience of Médecins Sans Frontières

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/311638
Title:
Data Sharing in a Humanitarian Organization: The Experience of Médecins Sans Frontières
Authors:
Karunakara, Unni
Journal:
PLoS Medicine
Abstract:
Open data and data sharing are essential for maximizing the benefits that can be obtained from institutional and research datasets [1]. In 2012, the medical humanitarian organization Me´decins Sans Frontieres (MSF) decided to adopt a data sharing policy for routinely collected clinical and research data (http://www.msf.org.uk/msf-data-sharing). Here we describe the policy’s principles, practicalities,and development process. We hope this paper will encourage and help other humanitarian and nongovernmental organizations to share their data with public health researchers for the benefit of the populations with which they work.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
10-Dec-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/311638
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.1001562
Additional Links:
http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001562
Language:
en
ISSN:
1549-1676
Appears in Collections:
Health Politics

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKarunakara, Unnien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-20T20:43:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-20T20:43:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-10-
dc.identifier.citationData Sharing in a Humanitarian Organization: The Experience of Médecins Sans Frontières 2013, 10 (12):e1001562 PLoS Medicineen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1549-1676-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pmed.1001562-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/311638-
dc.description.abstractOpen data and data sharing are essential for maximizing the benefits that can be obtained from institutional and research datasets [1]. In 2012, the medical humanitarian organization Me´decins Sans Frontieres (MSF) decided to adopt a data sharing policy for routinely collected clinical and research data (http://www.msf.org.uk/msf-data-sharing). Here we describe the policy’s principles, practicalities,and development process. We hope this paper will encourage and help other humanitarian and nongovernmental organizations to share their data with public health researchers for the benefit of the populations with which they work.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001562en_GB
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://medicine.plosjournals.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Policy/Access to Medicinesen_GB
dc.subjectOtheren_GB
dc.titleData Sharing in a Humanitarian Organization: The Experience of Médecins Sans Frontièresen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Medicineen_GB
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