Doing COVID-19 Research? These Data Tools Can Help!

Data harmonization and sharing are essential for COVID-19 research

Lis Nielsen, Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), and Ken Santora, Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)

Coordinating efforts across all aspects of science are vital to the success of our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. One clear example is the mountain of data that must be streamlined, harmonized, and organized to be shared most effectively.

NIA staff are collaborating with NIH colleagues on this important effort to coordinate and catalogue the large number of pandemic-specific questionnaires, modules, and scales about COVID-19 experiences and impacts, and to discourage the development of one-off survey instruments. If you’re doing COVID-19 research, check out some valuable resources to add to your collaborative toolkit. Read the full blog post.

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