National-level experiences of pathogen-related data sharing in pandemic times and beyond

23 June 2022


All are welcome to an open meeting to exchange national experiences on data sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meeting aims:

  • Exchange national experiences (technology and policy aspects) on data sharing during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Learn about ongoing projects in relation to COVID-19 and other pathogen data sharing/genomic surveillance
  • Create a community for knowledge exchange/solving bottlenecks across sectors, e.g., social sciences, molecular life sciences, clinical and epidemiological sciences, hospitals and across country borders

Target audience:

  • People working on technical aspects of COVID-19 (and other pathogen) data sharing and surveillance at the national level
  • People working on policies concerning COVID-19 (and other pathogen) data sharing and surveillance at the national level
  • People involved in consortia and projects focused on international and national COVID-19 (and other pathogens) data sharing and surveillance
  • People interested in national/international pandemic preparedness strategies


Introduction and welcome - Niklas Blomberg (Director ELIXIR), Rolf Appweiler (Director EMBL-EBI)
Presentation 1 - Aitana Neves, Team Lead Data Science, Clinical bioinformatics, SIB, Switzerland10 - 15 minutes
Presentation 2 - Neta Zuckerman, Head of Bioinformatics and Genomics at the Central Virology Laboratory, Israel Ministry of Health, Israel10 - 15 minutes
Presentation 3 - Clara Amid, Data Infrastructure Coordinator at Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands10 - 15 minutes
Presentation 4 - Tomas Szemes, Genomics core laboratory manager, Comenius University Science Park, Slovakia10 - 15 minutes
Break5 minutes
Roundtable - Informal sharing of national-level practical experiences in pathogen data sharing (not research-focused)45 minutes