How do we collate the huge amount of data?

A new report from Elsevier outlines how Covid-19 could change research culture for the better by showing the need for co-ordinating data collection globally. Oli Cram reports.

Elsevier’s ‘Future of Research’ report provides insight into the impact of the Covid-19 on clinical trial data, highlighting how the lessons learnt from this global health crisis provide valuable learnings for the future. 

The report summarises the key take-aways from a recent webinar series which cast a spotlight on three leading experts in the research community who explained how clinical research is adapting, innovating and transforming its operation to respond to Covid-19.  

Despite the current pandemic being at the forefront of our minds, there are significant take-aways that resonate, not only for the present pandemic but also future health crises. 

For example, how advanced technology and real-world data can be effectively used to expedite the route from evidence to practice by responding to evolving medical knowledge and recommended standards of care. 

Standardising and harmonising the collection of data