About IDDO

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) brings together members of the global infectious disease community across the research and humanitarian sectors to collaborate in the generation, analysis and application of data to improve outcomes for patients. IDDO’s coordinating office is based in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford.

Our unique data-sharing platform provides a portal for collaboration across the infectious diseases clinical management and research communities. By sharing data and providing a platform for collaboration, we will enable the research community to maximise resources, prioritise research, leverage existing knowledge and accelerate outputs. 

This collaboration aims to: maximise the power of available data, improve the quality of future research, determine the optimal methodology to conduct epidemiological studies or clinical trials, understand the emergence of pathogens and resistance, and prolong the efficacy of available antimicrobial treatments. IDDO is building upon the success of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) and drawing upon WWARN’s methods, structure and programmes, applying this expertise, developed for malaria, to a variety of infections.

Our goal is to reduce the impact of neglected and emerging infections and save lives.