High standards are applied concerning cross national comparability and harmonisation in the SHARE data base management, which requires extensive coordination and training of country teams. Country team members need to be trained regularly, personnel in country teams is submitted to change and new countries join.
Coordination and training involves the preparation of meetings, the actual training (meetings), provision of manuals, support via email, telephone and web conferences. New country team members are invited to special training courses to learn about general processes in SHARE or to visit MEA in order to work on specific tasks and get more detailed instructions. Various special meetings are held to teach and integrate new countries into SHARE.