More time to comment on draft Research Agenda

IDDO has extended the feedback period on its draft Research Agenda on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases (STHs) until July 17. Comments are welcome from the wider research community to help form the direction of research work using IDDO’s schistosomiasis and STHs data platform.

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Credit: Abbas Farzami, World Bank

Compiled by the schistosomiasis and STHs Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) with global experts from the research community, the Agenda is a list of priority research questions, on treatment or other critical research areas, which could be tackled using individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis or specific analyses based on pooled data (e.g. review of methodology).

These new research outputs will be created by: those who generate and use the data; and those who identify a priority question and want to request access to tackle it collaboratively with the primary data generators. The Research Agenda will be an active document, changing as priorities are addressed and new data collected, allowing for additional research questions for analysis to be considered over time. Its ongoing development will continue to be guided by the SAC and the wider schistosomiasis and STHs research community.

IDDO collates IPD from clinical, epidemiological and laboratory data across a number of poverty related infectious diseases and emerging infections to deliver robust science and address knowledge gaps. Through data re-use, it can tackle priority questions in treatment, create a framework to assemble future studies, guide optimal data collection, and make faster progress in addressing the most pressing research questions concerning these neglected poverty-related infectious diseases.

You can read the full draft Research Agenda here. Please email your feedback to by July 17, 2020.