Open science and data sharing in clinical research

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Within the Open Science ecosystem, clinical data sharing and data transparency continue to advance. Many national and international organisations, such as the National Institutes of Health and the UK’s Medical Research Council, are adopting open data policies. But barriers remain and vast quantities of data generated through clinical research are never published nor disseminated, limiting its integration into current knowledge about treatment efficacy and safety. The challenge facing the clinical research community has been to develop a sustainable method for qualified researchers and clinicians to access these data and utilise them to advance science. Sharing clinical data that are already in existence is an efficient use of collective scientific resources and maximises the valuable contributions of those who volunteer to participate in research.