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Towards sharing health-services data

Michael D Coory and Craig L Fry
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (7): 438-439. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11238

Data sharing would speed progress in improving the Australian health system

The benefits of data sharing have been demonstrated in genomics, where it has accelerated progress and provided an understanding of complex issues sooner.1 Hoping to emulate this success, 17 funders of research from around the world (including the National Health and Medical Research Council [NHMRC]) recently signed a joint statement committing to do all they can to encourage data sharing from the research that they fund.1

  • Michael D Coory1
  • Craig L Fry2

  • 1 Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: Michael.Coory@mcri.edu.au

Acknowledgements: 

We are supported by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program).

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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