Driver Projects

Driver Projects are exemplar studies where ICODA is working in close partnership with data contributors and the research community. They will both address important research questions and serve to test our processes and tools as we build an approach for the long-term.  Driver Projects allow us to bring together data, make it accessible and generate valuable insights.

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Driver Projects

  • “While we deliver the driver project, we create a thriving research community. Not only do we collaborate with those who have generated the trial data, we work with the data researchers to ensure we have the best thinking to refine our tools and systems. Please get involved, either by providing data from your trial or by signing up to be a qualified researcher."

    Névine Zariffa

    Founder, NMD Group LLC

ICODA is now supporting twelve Driver Projects; each of which will not only achieve their own research goals, but also support the longer-term development of our platform. Ten of these projects were identified through the Grand Challenges ICODA pilot initiative.  

The variety of research questions means that each Driver Project has its own characteristics and specific requirements.  In the spirit of open science, all of the outputs and tools that we co-create will be made publicly available. 

The Driver Projects have a truly global reach – this chart gives an overview of the Grand Challenge ICODA pilot projects and our existing Driver Projects add even more geographic diversity to our network.  

To learn more about our projects, please click on the titles below:

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Driver Projects

Efficacy and safety of COVID-19 treatments (DP1-EFCT)

Driver Projects

International Perinatal Outcomes in the Pandemic (iPOP) Study (DP2 – iPOP)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccination in Brazil Using Mobile Data (DP-EFFECT-BRAZIL)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Impact of COVID-19 on Health Service Delivery and Institutional Mortality: A Multi Country Consortium (DP – REHCORD)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Addressing Critical Covid-19 Questions Through Research Using Linked Population Data (DP – ACCORD)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Data Descriptor, Reference Coding, and Characterization of the Systemic Complications of Critical Care Patients Included in the ISARIC COVID-19 Dataset (DP – ISARIC)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Characterizing COVID-19 Transmission Chains for Precision Mitigation Using Epidemiological Survey Data (DP – CHAIN)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Evaluating Effects of Social Inequalities on the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Low- and Middle Income Country (LMIC) (DP-IDS-COVID19)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Incidence and Risk Factors for COVID-19 Amongst Pregnant and Lactating Women and their Infants in Uganda (DP -IROC)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

Routine Assessment of Infections, Prevention, and Control of SARS-CoV-2 on Unequal Populations (DP-RASUP)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

The Impact of COVID-19 on Chronic Care Patients’ Health Care Utilization and Health Outcomes in Haiti, Malawi, Mexico and Rwanda (DP – PIH CovCo)

Driver Projects Grand Challenge

The PRIEST (Pandemic Respiratory Infection Emergency System Triage) Study for Low and Middle-Income Countries (DP – PRIEST)