What is WeShare ?

WeShare is a digital infrastructure dedicated to serve and advance research in the social sciences and humanities and quality of life applied to oncology.

WeShare is funded by the French government.

WeShare is a unique, world-leading, patient-centered effort to equip research with innovative data generation and collection tools to boost social science and humanities research in cancer. WeShare aims to bring patients and researchers together to enable transformative research aimed at minimizing the medical, psycho and social burden of cancer.
Dr Ines Vaz Luis

Medical Oncologist and Researcher
at Gustave Roussy, Project Leader

Key Figures

WeShare is a consortium lead by Unicancer under the scientific
coordination of Gustave Roussy

  • 7 Partners

    are supporting
    the project
  • May 2021

  • €11 M


    WeShare (ANR-21-ESRE-0017) has been selected for the 2020 Equipex call for projects
    by the ANR (French National Research Agency) under the “Investissements d’avenir intégré à France 2030” programme and has been awarded €11M in funding.

WeShare main objectives

  • Provide researchers with the technical tools (for quantitative and qualitative data collection, facilitate interventional research, study management) needed to properly conduct investigative research focused on quality of life, including research in social sciences and humanities applied
    to oncology.

  • Build a public, standardized data repository of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), clinical, behavioral and socioeconomic data that will allow the conduct of large-scale ancillary or secondary studies applied to oncology (using FAIR standards).

  • Advance and facilitate research in quality of life, social sciences and humanities applied to oncology, linking researchers to a community of patients and healthy individuals.

WeShare ambitions

  • To be an innovative platform offering technological
    tools to study all research themes in the field of Quality of Life, Human and Social Sciences and to act as an incubator
    for innovative projects
  • To ensure diversity and inclusion of all patients,
    WeShare provides a first guidance for more
    inclusive research
    which will be continuously
    updated during the project
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