B – Sharing research data to improve public health

Walport M, Brest P. Sharing research data to improve public health. The Lancet 2011;337(9765):537-539
(doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62234-9)

A group of major international funders of public health research have committed to work together to increase the availability of data emerging from their funded research, in order to accelerate advances in public health. A joint statement of purpose sets out the principles and goals through which the organisations will work to further this shared vision.
The statement was launched on 10 January 2011, with a comment piece in The Lancet by Wellcome Trust director Mark Walport and Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest.
Read the statement in full http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/Data-sharing/Public-health-and-epidemiology/WTDV030690.htm