The goal of this workshop by the Pandemic Research for Preparedness and Resilience (PREPARE) is to bring together the pandemic research community, discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with access, creation, and maintenance of data and computing resources for pandemic research, and foster collaborations for future research. The workshop will feature speakers from academia, industry, and government to share their perspectives as data providers, data consumers (domain researchers, health agencies/operations), and data researchers (infrastructure, privacy, security, and ethics).
Questions examined during the workshop will include but are not limited to the following. The expected outcome is a better understanding from the community and a workshop report that contributes to the research roadmap of PREPARE.
What data can be collected? What are the hurdles to collect the data?
What data can be shared? What are the hurdles to share the data?
What data is most useful? What are the hurdles to access the data?
What technology/infrastructure has worked well, and what is still needed?
What policy/operational mechanisms have worked well, and what are still needed?
What are the key differences (if any) and issues for supporting research use and operational use of the data for decision making?
What are the key privacy, security, and ethical issues for access and use of the data?