India is part of a US-led global initiative to share information about integrating science into coronavirus response, the White House said.
In addition to the USA and India, Great Britain, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea are part of the initiative.
The second conference call of science ministers and chief advisers from these countries took place on Wednesday and was held by the director of the White House Science and Technology Policy Office, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, convened.
"After the first conference call last week, we will continue to do academic diplomacy frequently," the White House said in the statement.
During the second conference call, attendees supported efforts to make COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) relevant, peer-reviewed publications, data and related research results immediately available in PubMed Central and other publicly available repositories.
As part of the initiative, the countries also agreed to provide timely data and publications on combating emerging outbreaks of infectious diseases.
The participants found that artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to organize and synthesize certain data and information to speed up this process, and claimed that ideally, data to ensure accessibility should be in machine and human readable formats with far-reaching rights for the dissemination should be disseminated usage and secondary analyzes.
According to the White House, AI tools and analyzes should also be made publicly available in good time, the participants said.
Science leaders discussed ways to promote and strengthen shared data repositories, such as the Global Initiative for the Sharing of All Influence Data (GISAID), the White House said.
Participants discussed responses to their stages of disease management and updated the group about cases from their countries.
"Each of us has an important role and commitment to tackle the global outbreak of COVID-19," said Droegemeier, who is also a member of President Donald Trump's Corona Virus Task Force.
He said, "As senior scientific advisors, we have a firm understanding of how important it is for public health to focus on the best available scientific knowledge and data to help develop solutions."
This series of international scientific cooperation efforts has resulted in measures for data exchange, access to COVID-19-related data and publications, and global unification of health and safety, said Droegemeier.
"This international dialogue will allow the United States to build on Vice President Mike Pence's state-of-the-art approach and the great work of the Trump administration," he said.