From the Wellcome Trust:
Sharing research data to improve public health: joint statement of purpose
"A group of major international funders of public health research have committed to work together to increase the availability of data emerging from our funded research, in order to accelerate advances in public health. A joint statement of purpose sets out the principles and goals through which our 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"
Statement of Purpose: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/About-us/Policy/Spotlight-issues/Data-sharing/Public-health-and-epidemiology/WTDV030690.htm
Press Release: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2011/WTX064132.htm
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