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Research Data Alliance Releases Guidelines for COVID-19 Data Sharing

Posted on July 24th, 2020 by

COVID-19

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) has released its final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines on data sharing for COVID-19, which covers four main research areas: clinical data, omics practices, epidemiology and social sciences. The document also touches on issues like community participation, legal and ethical considerations, research software and indigenous data.

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To Be a Digital Pharma Player, You Need Data – Reusable Data

Posted on July 21st, 2020 by

Pharma R&D

A new paper published in Drug Discovery Today finds that the pharmaceutical industry is in an “early mature” phase of using artificial intelligence in R&D, which means that major industry players are interested in and pursuing AI, but not as actively as one might expect. For instance, they note that of the top 20 pharma companies that they looked at, only two (Novartis and Johnson & Johnson) have commercialized AI through products and services so far.

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The Dawn of a European Health Data Space – Challenges

Posted on July 16th, 2020 by

Pharma R&D

The European data strategy aims to construct common data spaces for all, create a single EU market for data, and catalyze a dynamic data economy. In a previous post, we briefly described the essence of the envisioned heath data space and pointed at opportunities and possible starting points to transform this vision into reality.

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Treating Pharma Data as an Asset: moving from an application centric to an information-centric organization – presented by Dr. Martin Romacker, Roche

Posted on July 14th, 2020 by

Pharma R&D

Pharma knows there is a need for clean, reusable, FAIR data to fuel effective machine learning-driven R&D – but driving effective information and knowledge management is a long process, needing a step change where individuals learn their roles in data stewardship and reduce them to practice in a way that doesn’t constrain or impede their research activities.

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The Dawn of a European Health Data Space – Opportunities

Posted on July 9th, 2020 by

Pharma R&D

At the beginning of 2020, the European Commission introduced a “European strategy for data.” The document proposes to bolster and advance the data economy in Europe with a view towards capturing “the benefits of better use of data, including greater productivity and competitive markets, but also improvements in health and well-being, environment, transparent governance and convenient public services.”

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A Novelty Metric for Evaluating Journal Articles and Authors

Posted on July 7th, 2020 by

Pharma R&D

Scientists have long looked for ways to measure the impact and value of their research. In this article we propose a new metric that attempts to measure the recency of the facts discussed in an article.

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