Sharing research data in a timely manner can support public health response to an infectious disease

The ongoing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has demonstrated the importance of sharing data in a timely manner to implement infection control and prevention measures. China has made the genetic sequence data of 2019-nCoV available on which can also be accessed on National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) databases (GenBank accession number MN908947). The data is being accessed by researchers all over the world to better understand the source and characteristics of the virus. Past public health and infectious disease emergencies have demonstrated the challenges associated with rapid gathering, integration and sharing of research data to generate knowledge for

Adopting ORCID identifier in Australia

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier) provides a researcher with a unique and persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes individual researchers from other researchers and enables them to manage their records. An ORCID iD helps connect the researcher with their grants, publications and affiliations. The researcher can also use their identifier to share their information with other systems, ensuring due recognition of their work and raising their research profile, saving time and reducing the risk of errors. Over the last five years, the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) has been working in conjunction with a range of partners, including Universities Aust

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