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Data DIY: The Why’s and How’s of Data Collection

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This is a hopeful time for the rare disease community. Our understanding of the causes of rare diseases is rapidly growing, along with the development of innovative approaches to treatment.

The ability to collect and share data is at the heart of these advances. That’s why patients and advocacy groups are taking on the task of collecting, combining and sharing data themselves.

In this module, you will learn how you can play a part in this revolution in care. By the end of this module you will able to:

  • Understand why health data is valuable, who owns it, and how it is used,
  • Create a plan to assemble and share your health data to benefit your family and community, and
  • Learn about types of data collection programs, including contact registries, patient registries, natural history studies and biosample repositories.

Thank you to our developers!

On behalf of Global Genes and everyone who has helped to create this course, we welcome you and wish you a great learning experience.

We hope to inspire and empower you to realize your potential for driving progress in rare disease!

Cost: Free
Instruction Type: Self-Paced
Certificate: Yes