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What is OMDDAC?

We are the Observatory for Monitoring Data-Driven Approaches to Covid-19 (OMDDAC).

OMDDAC researches data-driven approaches to Covid-19, focused upon legal, ethical, policy and operational challenges.

OMDDAC will analyse key data-driven responses to Covid-19 and collate lessons learned throughout the pandemic by way of stakeholder interviews, case study analysis, representative public surveys and practitioner-focussed guidelines.

OMDDAC is a collaboration between Northumbria University and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), including researchers with expertise in technology law, data protection law, medical law, practical ethics, computer science, data science, applied statistics in health, technology studies and behavioural science.

OMDDAC’s project partners and advisers include the Ada Lovelace Institute, CDEI, medConfidential and Lord Jonathan Evans of Weardale.

OMDDAC is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council under the UKRI Covid-19 Rapid Response call.