Bartha M Knoppers*, Jennifer R Harris, Anne M Tassé, Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne, Jane Kaye, Mylène Deschênes and Ma'n H Zawati
Corresponding author: Bartha M Knoppers firstname.lastname@example.org
Genome Medicine 2011, 3:46 doi:10.1186/gm262
(2011-08-04 12:16) Gruner+Jahr AG
...there is actually already one such data sharing model, known as GISAID (www.gisaid.org).
It successfully addresses all the principles & procedures suggested here. Based
on a collaboration of bonafide researchers from various disciplines and coordinated/backed
by the vision of an influential media executive, the most significant influenza sharing
platform proves fittingly the viability of all 7 principles prescribed by the authors.
Now hosted by the federal office for agriculture & food in Germany it has emerged
into a public-private partnership supported by international cooperation. We need
more of these examples to move science forward. The days of public-domain databases
as we know them, and their failure to provide transparency of access and usage and
accountability are indeed numbered. Harvard's Winhide succinctly summed it up in October
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