NIH funds national project to promote COVID-19 data sharing

UC hospitals have received a $500,000 grant from NIH to enable COVID-19 data sharing on a national scale, allowing collaborations among researchers, providers, and patients. Led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), leaders will manage a transfer of UC data on COVID-19 cases into the National COVID Cohort Collaborative’s (N3C) centralized data resource at the NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. “We were very involved in the pandemic from day one,” said Dan M. Cooper, associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational science at UCI.