Launch of new project on data and sample sharing between infectious disease studies


On 6 and 7 May 2019, a new Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission and the Canadian Institutes of Health research was launched in Heidelberg, Germany. ReCoDID (Reconciliation of Cohort Data in Infectious Diseases) aims to accelerate the research response by facilitating data and sample sharing between infectious disease studies, building linkages between data generators and the Open Science community.

Coordinated by Dr. Thomas Jaenisch, the consortium will build on current partnerships between key stakeholders in Europe, North- and Latin-America, and Africa to address political, ethical, administrative, regulatory, and legal barriers with regards to sharing biological samples and clinical data. ReCoDID will develop a sustainable model that will allow the storage and analysis of clinical data collected by infectious disease cohorts.

Find more information on the objectives of ReCoDID by visiting their website.