The initiative will create an analytics platform to
systematically collect clinical, laboratory and diagnostic data from health
care provider organizations nationwide. It will then harmonize the
aggregated information into a standard format and make it available rapidly
for researchers and health care providers to accelerate COVID-19 research
and provide information that may improve clinical care.
There currently are 35 collaborating sites across the country.
data from individuals tested for COVID-19 and related diseases
are provided by institutions and organizations that execute the NCATS
Data Transfer Agreement (DTA). Data access will be open to
all users under a forthcoming NCATS Data Use Agreement (DUA), regardless of
whether they contribute data. NCATS is taking multiple security and privacy
measures such as implementing user registration, federated login, data use
agreements with institutions and data use requests with users. For more
details, see the N3C