International partnership to create global TB data sharing platform

The NDWG is partnering with CPTR, FIND and a consortium of other international stakeholders to develop a Rapid DST Data Sharing Platform. The initiative addresses the need for a centralized data resource for globally diverse genomic and other clinically relevant tuberculosis data. Data contributed from a variety of research, academic and government bodies will be reviewed for quality in a transparent manner, standardized, and eventually made accessible to TB researchers and clinicians. This collaborative effort will contribute to advance the understanding of genetic mutations and mechanisms associated with drug resistance, thus supporting the development of new diagnostic tests to detect drug-resistant TB. News release