The first conference of the YODA Project was held June 7, 2012, at the Yale School of Law in New Haven, CT. This data sharing conference brought together Steering Committee members as well as other experts from academia, government, and industry to guide the YODA Project on the rhBMP-2 data dissemination process. The objectives of the conference were to:
- Identify barriers and challenges to data sharing
- Discuss the features of a policy for the public sharing of Medtronic’s research data for rhBMP-2
- Discuss strategies to promote further data sharing efforts
Ideas on data sharing were freely exchanged and a concrete list of key recommendations regarding the data release was outlined. This feedback was incorporated into policies and procedures for data release by the YODA Project.
Photos from the conference are below.