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July 2, 2018 | Wellcome Trust will collaborate with Vivli to oversee the platform’s independent review panel

Vivli offers a new, groundbreaking digital platform where researchers can request and analyze clinical trial data sets in a secure research environment. Wellcome Trust has agreed to collaborate with Vivli and act as the secretariat for the data sharing platform’s Independent Review Panel (IRP). Vivli will launch on July 19th, in an event at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Jennifer O’Callaghan, Clinical Data Sharing Manager at Wellcome Trust, will be speaking on a panel about this partnership at the event.

“Wellcome is pleased to be working with Vivli in their global effort to enable clinical trial data sharing,“ said O’Callaghan. “At Wellcome we share Vivli’s belief that clinical data sharing is a critical tool in modern medical and bioscience research. By enabling managed access to clinical trial data, Vivli and Wellcome will work together to help researchers make new discoveries that can positively impact human health.”

Wellcome is a longstanding, widely trusted global leader in health research and has years of experience in the role of IRP secretariat. As the IRP secretariat for the Vivli platform, Wellcome will bring valuable expertise, experience and vision to the newest horizon in global clinical data sharing efforts. They will play this role for data contributors who request this service to facilitate data requests made by researcher for their anonymized individual patient data.

“The Vivli team looks forward to working very closely with Wellcome Trust, in furtherance of our shared values and commitments regarding data sharing,” said Rebecca Li, Vivli’s Executive Director. “We feel that Wellcome Trust brings not only experience but a proven record of enabling critical research while also protecting the safety and privacy of research participants.”

With this partnership, Vivli offers those data contributors who wish to have an independent, neutral party oversee the review of requests access to an esteemed independent scientific panel who will review research proposals based on their scientific merit.

About Vivli:

Vivli is a non-profit organization that is establishing a global data-sharing and analytics platform to serve all elements of the international research community. We act as a neutral broker between data contributor and data user and the wider data sharing community. Vivli is establishing an independent data repository, in-depth search engine and a cloud-based analytics platform. We are working to provide the platform as well as harmonize the governance, policy and processes to make sharing data easier. The ultimate aim of Vivli is to advance human health from the insights and discoveries gained by sharing and analyzing clinical research data.

 About Wellcome Trust:

Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We’re a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations, and spark debate.