The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) is a scientifically independent, multi-disciplinary coalition of the global infectious disease and emerging infections communities. It provides the methods, governance and infrastructure to translate data into evidence that improves outcomes for patients worldwide. Currently, IDDO has eight active areas of research with many more already in development or being scoped for feasibility.
Share data

If you work with clinical, laboratory or epidemiological data and want to share your research or access research data then you are welcome to sign up to the Observatory.

We have platforms for a range of diseases including emerging and neglected infections.

What is IDDO?

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) is a researcher driven network which provides data platforms to capture, share and collaborate on infectious disease related data.

Using years of experience and extensive investment in data tools we provide platforms which are designed for effective data analysis and robust governance.


Explore our work on COVID-19

Research themes

IDDO enables research-driven responses to major challenges of infectious diseases through development and management of data sharing platforms.

Contributing data

Learn more about sharing your data through IDDO

Tools and resources

IDDO is committed to providing practical tools and services to support the collection of disease characterisation data and develop quality evidence on optimal treatment and response to emerging infections. 

Latest publications

The Lancet Global Health

Published: 1 Aug 2023

Author(s): Annelie A Monnier, Nga T T Do, Kwaku Poku Asante, Samuel Afari-Asiedu, Wasif Ali Khan, Khátia Munguambe, Esperanca Sevene, Toan K Tran, Chuc T K Nguyen, Sureeporn Punpuing, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, H Rogier van Doorn, Céline Caillet, Prof Paul N Newton,, Proochista Ariana, Prof Heiman F L Wertheim, on behalf of theABACUS II consortium


The Lancet Global Health

Published: 2 Jun 2023

Author(s): Anna Maria van Eijk, Kasia Stepniewska, Jenny Hill, Steve M Taylor, Prof Stephen J Rogerson, Gilles Cottrell, R Matthew Chico, Julie R Gutman, Prof Halidou Tinto, Holger W Unger, Prof Stephanie K Yanow, Prof Steven R Meshnick Prof Feiko ter Kuile, Prof A