Data management for multi-country research projects is always a challenge – and more so when working in developing countries with different research practices, capabilities, legal and ethical frameworks, and sometimes limited infrastructure.

In June 2020, Drugs & (dis)order’s Data Manager Veerle Van Den Eynden coordinated a data management knowledge exchange for projects funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) GROW programme.

We were joined by 50 people, representing 28 projects. All participating projects are led by UK institutions working in multi-country partnerships, with the majority working in five or more developing countries.

This document is a round-up of the main challenges, solutions and resources shared by participants, in the hope that it will be useful for other and future research projects. You can also watch the workshop recording.