IDDO’s animation highlights the benefits of data sharing

8 September 2016

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory's new animation shows the potential impact of data sharing on infectious diseases research.

IDDO was created to maximise the power of available data relating to infectious diseases affecting the most vulnerable populations.

Data sharing improves the quality of research and enables scientists to generate reliable evidence and innovative resources that can inform policy and yield timely responses to the major challenges of emerging and neglected infections. It can help the community to determine the optimal strategies for surveillance and drug trials, understand the emergence of pathogens and resistance, and prolong the efficacy of available treatments.

Learn more about the benefits and the dynamics of data sharing in our new animation.

Read Dance of the Data, a poem by award-winning poet, Cameron Conaway, written to celebrate IDDO's launch.