Members of the rapid response VODAN implementation network will FAIRify COVID-19 data. Making it Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. As a next step, localized FAIR data repositories will be developed. There, scientists can access the data with their research questions, using the Personal Health Train principle. This means: safe and in accordance with the local conditions for data management. Then, FAIR also means Federated AI-Ready.
This work will surely be of benefit for future epidemic outbreaks but maybe already for the COVID-19 pandemic.