UC system to contribute its COVID-19 hospital data to national research effort

The University of California plans to contribute COVID-19 data collected from its hospitals to a national repository at the National Institutes of Health, allowing researchers access to more information on the disease, UC Irvine officials announced this week. … “People have asked all kinds of questions: Is there a relationship between these simple things like age and sex and other illnesses, and the kind of medications that people are taking,” said Dr. Dan Cooper, [professor and] associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational science at UC Irvine. “All this can be discovered when you have a large enough database.”