Vivli extends a warm welcome to our newest partner platform as a member, the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO).
“We are pleased IDDO is making their studies findable on the Vivli platform,” said Rebecca Li, Vivli Executive Director. “We all want to do everything we can to make sure this valuable data is available to as many researchers as possible to continue to advance knowledge about COVID-19.”
IDDO is a scientifically independent, multi-disciplinary coalition of the global infectious disease community focused on data re-use and committed to ensuring that its infrastructure and systems boosts the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Re-use (FAIR) of data. IDDO has played a key role during the COVID-19 pandemic as an international, interoperable data platform, enabling researchers to provide rapid insight into disease pathogenesis and treatment.
“During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the re-use of dispersed data from multiple countries has been a critical tool for generating evidence and guiding policy,” said Professor Philippe Guérin, Director of IDDO. “We are delighted to be teaming up with Vivli today as together we can make datasets more easily findable and accessible to inform future research and development efforts.”
Infectious diseases disproportionately impact low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). IDDO’s scientific collaborations ensure that the communities most affected are central to the equitable and sustainable development of better treatment and control of infectious diseases, translating data into evidence that improves outcomes for patients worldwide.