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Wellcome recognises that there’s a strong and growing consensus on the value of making research outputs – including datasets, publications and code – widely and rapidly available. However, data sharing must be developed in a way which is equitable, ethical and transparent, and which benefits research globally.
Wellcome is currently exploring whether open research should be one of its priorities and has recently launched a new publishing plaform entitled Wellcome Open Research for articles, incremental findings, methods, protocols, datasets and negative/null results. It has also published a number of commissioned reviews of key challanges to open research including how to improve:
- Developing Ethical Practices for Public Health Research Data Sharing in South Africa: The Views and Experiences From a Diverse Sample of Research Stakeholders
- Sharing outbreak research data
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