April 17

‘World’s Most Comprehensive’ Health Database Opens to LMIC Researchers

By Jenny Lei Ravelo

The UK Biobank, a large-scale biomedical database containing health and lifestyle information from half a million individuals, has created a new fund allowing researchers from low- and middle-income countries to access its data.

The Global Researcher Access Fund will cover the cost of accessing the database — £500 ($635.18) for three years. This is already reduced pricing, as researchers from high-income countries normally pay £9,000. But it’s still a hefty price to pay for many research scientists in low- and middle-income countries where the average monthly salary can be less than £500.
Photo courtesy of Health Policy Plus.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

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