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.


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

Malaria Journal

Published: 8 Jul 2022

Author(s): Frank M. Kagoro, Elizabeth Allen, Aaron Mabuza, Lesley Workman, Ray Magagula, Gerdalize Kok, Craig Davies, Gillian Malatje, Philippe J. Guerin, Mehul Dhorda, Richard J. Maude, Jaishree Raman & Karen I. Barnes

Wellcome Open Research

Published: 18 May 2022

Author(s): Sauman Singh-Phulgenda, Sumayyah Rashan, Eli Harriss, Prabin Dahal, Caitlin Naylor, Matthew Brack Philippe J. Guerin, Brittany J. Maguire

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Published: 3 May 2022

Author(s): Clifford G. Banda, Dumisile Nkosi, Elizabeth Allen, Lesley Workman, Mwayiwawo Madanitsa, Marumbo Chirwa, Mayamiko Kapulula, Sharon Muyaya, Steven Munharo, Lubbe Wiesner, Kamija S. Phiri, Victor Mwapasa, Feiko O. Ter Kuile, Gary Maartens, Karen I. Barnes

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.