On the Dot: Global.health August Newsletter

Open call for a new international partner to join our consortium!

To further our mission of serving and representing the international public health community through trusted and open data, the Global.health team seeks a new dedicated partner organization to join our consortium.

Initial support for this partnership has been budgeted at $75,000 per year through current grants with strong potential for continuing funding. Interested organizations should email a 1-page Expression of Interest to info@global.health by September 1, 2021. More information is below.

If this exciting opportunity to help shape the future of global health data sounds like a fit for your organization, please apply! We encourage you to share this call with your networks by forwarding this email and posting it on social media.

Thank you and be well,

The G.h Team

Primary expectations of our International Partner will be to act as a regional conduit and advocate to:

  • Raise regional awareness and usage of the Global.health platform, dataset, and codebase; 

  • Contribute high-quality data to the Global.health platform; 

  • Lead or support new epidemiological research utilizing Global.health data in combination with other sources;

  • Inform Global.health product development and strategy based on local and regional needs, including: 

    • Data governance, privacy, and storage;

    • Requirements for localized implementation and customization of open-sourced G.h codebase;

    • Guidance on regional capacity and practices for generating and sharing genomic sequencing and other health data;

  • Attend regular video conference meetings to share updates, feedback, and guidance on key decisions. 

Key qualifications include:

  • A primary location in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America, or the Caribbean; 

  • Expertise in epidemiology, disease surveillance, public health, data science, informatics, research, and open-source software development;

  • High-level government, social sector, and private sector networks;

  • Capacity and skills to work with local partners to develop, acquire, organize, and contribute net-new data sets independently;

  • Proven track record publishing research on infectious disease dynamics and surveillance.

Interested organizations should email a 1-page Expression of Interest to info@global.health by September 1, 2021. The EOI should outline qualifications and a vision for advancing real-time disease surveillance around the world as part of the Global.health consortium. Qualified candidate organizations will be contacted to schedule a Zoom call with Global.health team members. 

About Global.health

Founded in January 2020 at the onset of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, Global.health (G.h) is a new data science initiative by technologists and researchers from leading international institutions to set a new standard for trusted, detailed, and accurate resources of real-time infectious disease data.

Our first product is an easy-to-use global repository and visualization platform that enables open access to verified real-time epidemiological anonymized line-list data. Currently, the G.h COVID-19 dataset contains detailed information on over 40 million anonymized cases from over 130 countries: the most comprehensive resource of its kind in the world. Our work has been featured in Nature, The Telegraph, and The New York Times.

The G.h team includes researchers, engineers, scientists, and technologists from leading academic institutions around the world including: Oxford, Harvard, Northeastern, Boston Children’s Hospital, Georgetown, University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. We are proudly supported by Google.org, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Oxford Martin School.