There is a dearth of health research among Caribbean populations. Underrepresented individuals are affected by structural and data inequities that limit the usefulness, availability, and accessibility to health information systems and research-generated data. To overcome this limitation, a data sharing platform was created for the Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network Cohort Study. This study aimed to evaluate the usability of the platform. Usability testing was conducted remotely, via video conferencing, using a cognitive walkthrough and think-aloud protocol. Participants completed a self-administered web-based survey which included an adapted version of the System Usability Scale (SUS). The results showed (N=16) overall average SUS score was 73.1 (SD±21.0), translating to a ‘good’ usability rating. Most recommendations for improvement focused on navigation and error prevention. Participatory data sharing platforms have the potential to reduce health information inequities in the Caribbean, however, usability testing should be conducted to improve user satisfaction and increase engagement.
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