Data Access Committees

IDDO’s Data Access Committees (DAC) guide policy and decision-making on access to data hosted by the IDDO data platform, covering all of IDDO’s research themes. Decisions are made on behalf of data contributors who have delegated this responsibility to the DAC, and access is managed according to Data Access Guidelines that include the data access criteria and principles governing DAC review.

The DACs are independent committees, each overseen by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease (TDR), which is hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO). Membership of each DAC is from across relevant fields of global health taking into account a representative balance of skills, disease-specific expertise, geography and gender. Members are appointed through an open nominations process.

IDDO currently has three DACs, covering malaria and neglected tropical diseases, Ebola and COVID-19, and the membership of each is specifically tailored to address applications to access data on the research themes and data types.

Data access requests can be made using the research theme pages and find out more about the Data Access Journey.