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Laura Merson

Role: Panellist  Data Sharing in Emergencies
Affiliation:Oxford University Medicine 

Biography:
As Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), Laura develops platforms which synthesise global health data to generate reliable evidence and research-driven responses to major challenges in poverty related diseases and emerging infections. IDDO has developed data platforms for malaria, Ebola, visceral leishmaniasis, severe acute respiratory syndrome and beyond, by engaging the research and public health communities to collaboratively design ethical and legal frameworks tailored to impact individual diseases. Laura’s research interests include exploring issues in sharing biomedical research data and in changing the paradigm of clinical research in outbreaks to enable rapid research response.