Research Agenda

We are building a global resource of data collected for the treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL). The VL Research Agenda explores key scientific questions that could be answered by this VL data platform to enhance care for VL patients and affected communities. The VL Scientific Advisory Committee and IDDO now invite open review of these prioritised research questions assembled by the VL research community.


Credit: M Rowland. CC BY
Credit: M Rowland. CC BY

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) is working with the global VL research community and stakeholders to assemble a data platform, which aims to collate individual patient data (IPD) from VL clinical and epidemiological studies to deliver robust science and address knowledge gaps. Read the VL Research Rationale

We want to hear from you 

We want to hear from you, the research, health, and civil society communities, about what the priority research questions are. Download our Draft VL Research Agenda which is open for review. Send your comments to us and contribute to the development of a Research Agenda which maximises the impact of available VL data.

Comments are accepted during this period of open review until 5 July 2019.

You can provide feedback on the Draft VL Research Agenda for open review by commenting below or contacting us at

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