Nextgov: FDA’s Data Strategy Modernization Starts with Public Outreach

“As federal agencies work through the 20-item to-do list that is part of the Federal Data Strategy, the Food and Drug Administration is going a step further and reworking its internal data strategy for the new decade.”

“On Wednesday, the agency will post a notice in the Federal Register announcing plans to develop the new strategy, as well as an upcoming public hearing to get feedback from FDA employees and outside experts…”

“Revising the data strategy follows up on the agency’s Technology Modernization Action Plan, or TMAP, released in September. While the main pillars of the plan center on developing FDA’s IT infrastructure, the end goal is to make better use of data…”

“To kick off the effort, the agency will hold a public hearing March 27 at FDA’s White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, ‘to provide an opportunity to hear from FDA staff and outside experts on topics directly related to modernizing FDA’s data strategy, including data quality, data stewardship, data exchange and data analytics,’ according to the notice.”

“FDA officials plan to frame the public meeting around three core areas of data management: standards and policy; data security, privacy and management; and strategies and data sharing. The federal register notice provides some sample questions to get the discussion going, including…” Read the full article here.

Source: FDA’s Data Strategy Modernization Starts With Public Outreach – By Aaron Boyd, January 7, 2020. Nextgov.

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