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Should Data from Demographic Surveillance Systems Be Made More Widely Available to Researchers?

  • Daniel Chandramohan,
  • Kenji Shibuya,
  • Philip Setel,
  • Sandy Cairncross,
  • Alan D Lopez,
  • Christopher J. L Murray,
  • Basia Żaba,
  • Robert W Snow,
  • Fred Binka
  • Published: February 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050057

About the Authors

Competing Interests

Basia Żaba is Principal Investigator of the Alpha network of DSS sites specializing in HIV research (the network facilitates joint data analyses). Fred Binka is on the staff of the INDEPTH Network secretariat supporting DSS sites in the developing world. The remaining authors have declared that no competing interests exist.