AMR platform is now open for data

IDDO and the Global Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) Project are delighted to announce the first antimicrobial resistance (AMR) dataset is now available to reuse for further research.

Person in laboratory conducting tests
Photo credit Simone D. McCourtie, World Bank

AMR researchers across the world can access this data for the first time, to further research and develop the evidence base for understanding one of the most pressing global health challenges. 

This first dataset includes information from 200 individual participants, and has been curated by IDDO to CDISC STDTM standards, enabling greater findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability (the FAIR principles). The data is hosted on the IDDO Data Repository

IDDO is currently working to curate more data.

The GRAM Project is a partnership between Oxford and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to estimate the global burden of AMR. The repository will help streamline the team’s practices, and make AMR data available to a wider network of researchers, including those in low-and-middle-income countries where the estimated burden of AMR is the greatest. 

“We are very pleased to announce this collaboration with IDDO”, said Profs Ben Cooper and Christiane Dolecek, GRAM’s Principal Investigators. “Collecting and retaining data on AMR is a complex undertaking. The repository will improve our processes, while also widening access to data.”

In order to build a better global picture, researchers, health professionals and other officials with expertise in AMR are urged to contribute data and collaborate on research. Data reuse enables the research community to maximise resources, prioritise research, leverage existing knowledge and accelerate outputs.

IDDO’s Director, Prof Philippe Guérin said: “We are excited to announce this collaboration. Although the initial data set is small, making these data available marks an important milestone in this project. IDDO’s Data Managers are now working to curate more data and updates to the IDDO ARM data platform will be available on a regular basis.”


About GRAM

The Global Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) Project is a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, to provide rigorous quantitative estimates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) burden; to increase global-, regional-, and country-level awareness of AMR; to boost surveillance efforts, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs); and, to promote the rational use of antimicrobials worldwide.

 To learn more about the GRAM Project visit the team’s web pages.