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  Organisational lead Description Region
ALERRT Coalition of participating centres The overall goal of ALERRT is to build a sustainable clinical and laboratory research preparedness and response network in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to reduce the public health and socio-economic impact of (Re-) emerging and Epidemic-Prone Infectious Diseases (REPID) in SSA Africa (9 African countries, 4 European)
Applied Epi Applied Epi Applied Epi is a nonprofit organization strengthening epidemiological practice through training, tools, and support. They have developed The Epidemiologist R Handbook, used 1.3 million times by 400,000 people. They deliver practical R training courses to hundreds of public health agencies worldwide. They host Applied Epi Community - a Q&A forum for R code and public health practice. They offer a global R Help Desk for timely troubleshooting and assistance. Global seeks to democratize and reimagine the use of data to tackle society’s greatest challenges and improve lives across the globe. Current initiatives aim to advance inclusive growth, build capacity, mitigate and adapt to climate change and fight pandemics Global
Datakind Datakind Giving mission-driven organizations brand new opportunities to harness data to advance their work. From poverty alleviation to healthcare access to improved education, data science has the potential to move the needle on seemingly insurmountable issues through close collaboration between data science and social sector experts. Global
DS-I Africa Lead by Professor Nicky Mulder The Data Science for Health Discovery and Innovation in Africa (DS-I Africa) Initiative aims to leverage data science technologies to transform biomedical and behavioral research and develop solutions that would lead to improved health for individuals and populations Africa
EDCTP Collaboration between the EU and African countries Mission is to enhance research capacity and accelerate the development of new or improved medical interventions for the identification, treatment and prevention of poverty-related infectious diseases, including emerging and re-emerging diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, through all phases of clinical trials, with emphasis on phase II and III trials. Africa
Epiverse   Epiverse is a global collaborative working to develop a trustworthy data analysis ecosystem dedicated to getting ahead of the next public health crisis Global
GAP-f WHO GAP-f is a WHO Network hosted within the Research for Health Department in the Science Division and was created to respond to the paediatric treatment gap. GAP-f was conceived to build on and formalize the model developed within the HIV community to provide a sustainable mechanism that ensures that safer, more effective, and more durable paediatric formulations are developed and made available to children against an accelerated timeline Global
Global Research nurses programme Supported by the Burdett Trust and Global Surge Supporting nurses to undertake research Global
Global Surg University of Edinburgh Represents surgeons and health practitioners from around the world and conducts research on surgical outcomes by fostering networks Global
GPSDD GPSDD A network of over 700 private sector, academic and civil society organizations, and governments, with a Secretariat based across eight countries. Work across 35+ countries and convene a network based in 80+ countries. Aim is to ensure that data can be put to good use to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Global
H3A Bionet Lead: Prof Nicky Mulder, University of Cape Town H3ABioNet is a Pan African Bioinformatics network comprising 28 Nodes distributed amongst 17 countries, 16 of which are African. H3ABioNet was developed to support H3Africa research projects through the development of bioinformatics capacity on the continent. Africa
ICODA International COVID-19 Data Alliance initiative convened by Health Data Research UK 12 COVID-19 research teams were supported under the International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA). You can read about the research questions and view publications and other outputs on the ICODA website. Global
IDDO Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Uni of Oxford The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory brings together members of the global infectious disease community to collaborate in the generation, analysis and application of data to improve outcomes for patients. IDDO’s vision is for effective control and treatment of infectious diseases affecting the most vulnerable populations Global
ISARIC ISARIC - Contact: Laura Merson, Head of Data ISARIC’s purpose is to prevent illness and deaths from infectious diseases outbreaks. It is a global federation of 52 clinical research networks, providing a proficient, coordinated, and agile research response to outbreak-prone infectious diseases. Global
Mastercard Africa CDC Saving Lives and livelihoods Partnership with Africa CDC - Akros Saving Lives and Livelihoods is a partnership with the Africa CDC that will enable the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines for at least 65 million people and support the delivery to millions more across the continent. It will also lay the groundwork for vaccine manufacturing in Africa through a focus on human capital development, and strengthen the Africa CDC Africa
MORU Tropical Health Network Tropical Medicine Research Unit The MORU Tropical Health Network, which hosts the ‘Thailand Wellcome Africa and Asia Programme’, conducts targeted clinical and public health research that aims to discover and develop appropriate, practical, affordable interventions that measurably improve the health of people living in resource-limited parts of the world. Africa and Asia
OHDSI   The Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (or OHDSI, pronounced "Odyssey") program is a multi-stakeholder, interdisciplinary collaborative to bring out the value of health data through large-scale analytics. All our solutions are open-source Global
PANDORA PANDORA PANDORA-ID-NET is an initiative funded by ECDTP that seeks to develop and strengthen effective outbreak response capacity across sub-Saharan Africa. Africa
PENTA Foundation PENTA Foundation Global foundation focused on scientific collaboration to understand dynamics of transmission and health outcomes of pregnant women and children. Priorities include HIC, AMR, respiratory and neglected, infectious diseases Global
RECORD LSHTM & University of Ottawa. Co-leads: Profs Sinead Langan and Eric Benchimol REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected Data (RECORD) is an international collaborative which will develop reporting guidelines for studies conducted using routinely-collected health data (such as health administrative data, electronic medical record data, primary care surveillance data, and disease registries) Global
REDe Regional network coordinated by TGHN coordinators in the LAC region International network focussed on building research capacity and preparedness to tackle infectious disease outbreaks in LAC Latin America and Caribbean
Research Data Alliance Research Data Alliance With over 10000 members from 145 countries, RDA provides a neutral space where its members can come together to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research Global
SORT IT TDR - for Research in Tropical Diseases of Poverty The Structured Operational Research and Training IniTiative (SORT IT) seeks to make countries “data-rich, information-rich and action-rich” thereby contributing to improving health care delivery and outcomes. SORT IT is a global partnership coordinated by TDR and implemented with partners. SORT IT supports countries and institutions to: conduct operational research around their own priorities; build sustainable operational research capacity; and make evidence-informed decisions for improving programme performance. Global