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A systematic review of barriers to data sharing in public health

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BMC Public Health201414:1144

Received: 11 June 2014

Accepted: 7 October 2014

Published: 5 November 2014

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Original Submission
11 Jun 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Aug 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rohit Ramaswamy
11 Aug 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Brian Lee
11 Sep 2014 Author responded Author comments - Willem Gijsbert Van Panhuis
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Sep 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
7 Oct 2014 Editorially accepted
5 Nov 2014 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1144

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Authors’ Affiliations

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, USA
Sandra Rotman Centre, University Health Network & University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA
INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana
The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, UKZN, Somkhele, South Africa
Chatham House London, London, UK