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COVID-19: Challenges facing open and shared COVID-19 data

What is the role of data in the response and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic? What datasets, data use cases, and data sharing practices should be promoted to scale our collective action? On July 2nd, Open North and the Standards Council of Canada hosted a public consultation to discuss the role of data during the pandemic and how we can improve our practices to mitigate disease spread, understand the impact on our communities, and evaluate government actions. In this brief, Open North aims to move the conversation forward and improve data access and sharing by identifying the top data challenges for data practitioners in Canada.

Authors: Megan Wylie; Nabeel Ahmed; Jean-Noé Landry; Sarah Gagnon-Turcotte

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