The COVID-19 Data Exchange initiative

Thousands of public and private organizations worldwide rely on Dawex technology to source and exchange data securely.

The challenge

Circulating information in times of pandemia

The impacts created by COVID-19 affect all aspects of our daily lives and totally transform all sectors of the global economy. 

To impede the virus’ dissemination and promptly and efficiently address the dramatic consequences it generates, data must circulate at scale between all organizations, easily, securely and transparently.

Rise to the challenge of an international effort that requires the commitment and mobilization of each and everyone. 

"Rapid data sharing is the basis for public health action. The report from the 30 January 2020 International Health Regulations Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus stressed the importance of the continued sharing of full data with the World Health Organization. The information disseminated through peer-reviewed journals and accompanying online data sets is vital for decision-makers.”

Sharing information in an unprecedented crisis

The world is facing, with the COVID-19, a unique and unprecedented health crisis in terms of its magnitude, gravity and speed of propagation, creating a huge disruption in the global economy, impacting the operation of millions of businesses and the life of billions of citizens.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, health organizations across the world, under the impulsion of the World Health Organisation, have started to investigate the cases behind the development of the virus in order to curb it. 

Facilitated access to data, as well as the coordinated effort of all economic stakeholders, at public and private level, worldwide, is key to win this war against the virus.

To fasten the resolution of this unprecedented global health crisis and mitigate the economic fallout and the repercussions on all businesses, data must circulate between organizations easily, securely, and extremely fast.

Our purpose

Dawex team is mobilized to broadly make available pro bono the CODIV-19 Data Exchange to the large community of companies and organizations wanting to take part in the solution to this crisis. Participants will be able to exchange strategic and vital non-personal data to hinder COVID-19’s dissemination, fix the various business and economic disruptions resulting from the pandemic, and prepare for a better and stronger future.

With this initiative, Dawex and other organizations’ intent is to offer their respective expertise, experience and network to create the largest community of private and public organizations, and enrich the platform with critical data sources for the benefit of the sanitary and economic fight against COVID-19. 

In the current context, cooperation and mutual assistance must be our top priority. Consequently and in accordance with the initiative's purpose to hinder COVID-19's dissemination and restrain its economic impact, Dawex will not apply any commission on data transactions of any kind.


COVID-19 Data Exchange

The COVID-19 Data Exchange is an easy-to-use platform, allowing its participants to securely source, publish and exchange non-personal data with public and private organizations, and other stakeholders aiming at stopping the virus’ progression and its economic impact. 

Data Exchange technology enables users to remain in full control of the data they share, with whom they share it, and to keep track of all data flows. 

The platform acts as a trusted third-party where users benefit from multiple governance features providing maximum security, traceability and confidentiality. Data are exchanged in full compliance with regulations, leveraging blockchain technology to ensure the integrity of licensing contract in private or open data mode.  

Only strictly vetted participants are granted access to the platform to ensure strict confidentiality and relevance of the data exchanges. 

To broadly open-up the platform access to the maximum of countries and avoid any infringement of respective privacy regulations, participants are not authorized to create data offerings containing personal data on the COVID-19 Data Exchange.


On the COVID-19 Data Exchange plaform

  • Scientific communities can access vast amounts of data from all around the world, including data sources that are not easily available.
  • Hospitals and other healthcare operations can have access to cutting-edge yet easy-to-use tools to publish and share field non-personal data with a large global community.
  • Many other stakeholders having a direct impact on the resolution of this crisis can find and exchange valuable data. Amongst them, specialized equipment manufacturers and distributors, governmental agencies or public services, banks, insurance, retailers, transport and logistics organizations, ...
  • Various types of non-personal data can be exchanged including, but not limited to, statistical data, research data, anonymized raw data, tests results, equipements sourcing and inventory data, social and sentiment data, and many other types of data (open data or private data).